This course provides a broad review on how to manage and lead worship services, liturgies and rituals carried out in an Episcopal, Spanish-speaking congregation. The various models of multilingual services will be explored, including some attention given to the worship music that is being used in bilingual/multicultural worship. The course also delves into the religiosity profile and intercultural aspects of Latino culture and worship and other rituals, such as Quinceañeras, the Virgin of Guadalupe and other traditional Lenten and Christmas ceremonies. This course also exposes the students to the cultural and linguistic distinctions between the immigrant/first generation Latino and the U.S born, multi-generation Latinos whose lifestyle is bicultural, bilingual or English-dominant.
- Teacher: Al Rodriguez