Classes - Biblical Greek

St. John Cantius’ language classes begin again soon. If you have always wanted a deeper appreciation of our Church’s languages and heritage, now is your chance to begin or to continue your study of the language and history of the Church.

The classes below begin with the Fall Semester and continue with the Spring Semester except where indicated.

Fall Semester: Classes start September 15, 2019 and end December 15, 2019

Spring Semester: Classes start January 15, 2020 and end June 15, 2020.

All classes meet on Sundays in the Canonry at 1025 W. Fry St., Chicago, IL. Enter the building from the south door between the Canonry and the Church (there is no entry directly from the street).

Registration is on the first day of class. If you would like to join the class after September 15 / January 5, please contact the instructor.


Instructor: Richard Rodriguez
Classes start September 15

For the student with previous experience of the Greek language (ancient or modern) and/or substantial experience with another foreign language. The class will cover Introductory Classical Greek, which provides an excellent basis for Biblical Greek, and will focus on a detailed technical description of the grammar for the purpose of analyzing complex texts. The two textbooks are JACT Reading Greek: Text & Vocabulary, and JACT Reading Greek: Grammar & Exercises.

Classes will be held from 10.00 a.m. – 11.00 a.m.

Any students interested in this class should email Mr. Rodriguez at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

The cost is $50.00 for the class. Students should obtain their own copy of the textbooks before class begins.


Instructor: Richard Rodriguez
Classes start January 5, 2020

A self-contained course for the complete beginner.  We will learn to read the text of the Greek New Testament out loud and focus on selected passages (with parallel English translation) that illustrate key words and phrases.  This course will de-emphasize detailed memorization/translation and instead focus on broader grammatical concepts and issues that may arise when interpreting the English text.  Students who are interested in pursuing a more detailed study of the Greek language than will be provided by this course are encouraged to contact the instructor for more information on other options.

Classes will be held from 11.30am – 12.30pm

For more information email Mr. Rodriguez at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

The cost is $50.00 for the class. There is no textbook required.