Understanding Liturgical Time

Have you ever wondered why the date of Easter changes every year or why there are so many different liturgical seasons? When you see time the way that God intended, a brand new portion of the sacramental reality will be revealed — from the way that light hits the Earth on the Autumnal Equinox to the way hours were counted in the time of Christ. In this course, you will learn about time and light, the origins and developments of the major seasons and feasts, and the development of the Liturgy of the Hours which perfectly line up with specific moments in Christ's Passion.

Your Instructor

Dr. Lynne Boughton
Dr. Lynne Boughton

Lynne Boughton received a B.A. and M.A. from Fordham University and a Ph.D. from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Her research on topics in biblical studies, intellectual history, and historical theology has been published in Revue biblique, Antiphon, Gregorianum, Questions liturgiques, Adoremus, Journal of Religion, Westminster Theological Journal, Church History, The Thomist, Divinitas, and Irish Theological Quarterly. She has taught courses at University of St. Mary of the Lake/ Mundelein Seminary on the history and theology of individual sacraments (e.g., Penance, Anointing of the Sick) and liturgical sacramentals (e.g., monastic consecration, exorcism, Liturgy of the Hours).

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