Greek Classes at St. John Cantius Church

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.

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The spring semester begins on SATURDAY January 16, 2021 and ends on May 8, 2021


The class will be held virtually.


Instructor: Richard Rodriguez


Classes start SATURDAY January 16, 2021


A bird's-eye view of the structure and development of the Ancient Greek language over the long course of its history, with an emphasis on the relationship between Classical Athenian and Koine dialects used in Sacred Scripture and the Church Fathers. 


There is NO TEXTBOOK/WORKBOOK.  There are NO weekly exercises.  Although we will see several examples of key vocabulary and how the grammar works in context, this is NOT a class for learning grammar/vocabulary. 


The intended audience is those who would like to get a better sense of what concepts are in play when discussing Greek, what kinds of linguistic issues may arise in translation, what the major similarities/differences with English are, and what kind of time/effort investment might be required to embark upon learning the language properly.   


A sequence of courses for learning Ancient Greek will be offered beginning Summer 2021.


Classes will be held via Zoom Saturdays from 10am – 11am [CST]


Any students interested in this class should email Mr. Rodriguez.


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

Please pay for the class through our Give Central page. Note, however, that payment is not registration.

To register, you must e mail Mr Rodriguez. Registration closes on Monday, January 11.  We will not be able to accept any students after this date.


(312) 243-7373

825 N. Carpenter St

Chicago, IL 60642

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