Meet Father Sebastian Carnazzo

Father Sebastian Carnazzo

Pontifex University

 

Father Carnazzo is a priest in the Melkite Catholic Church of America and pastor of the St. Elias Melkite Parish in San Jose. He received his BS from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, in Animal Science with a concentration in veterinary medicine. he then went on to receive his MA in Theology with a concentration in Sacred Scripture from the Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom University and his PhD in Biblical Studies at Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. His dissertation was published under the title Seeing Blood and Water: A Narrative-Critical of John 19:34 (2012). He joined the faculty of St. Patrick's Seminary in the fall of 2015 as a full-time lecturer in Sacred Scripture and Biblical Languages. Among other teaching engagements and volunteer activities, he is also an adjunct lecturer in Sacred Scripture for the Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom University and the academic director for the deacon program in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tulsa, OK. 

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The following are courses taught by Father Carnazzo

The Old Testament in Words and Images

A survey of all the books of the Old Testament, classified as historical, wisdom and prophetical. This study will examine, with an emphasis in traditional Biblical typology, the revelatory stages of salvation history and the importance of fulfilled prophecy. Throughout the course, the students will be directed to the canon of traditional iconographic representation of significant events of the Old Covenant and thereby, have a unique understanding both of the truths being considered and the importance of visual imagery in the proclamation of the Faith and ongoing catechesis. Below is a course preview for more information please visit here.

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The New Testament in Words and Images

A survey of the books of the New Testament through the lens of the Old Testament with the emphasis in traditional Biblical Typology. Throughout the course, students are directed to the traditional iconographic representation of significant events of the New Covenant and, thereby, acquire a unique understanding of both the truths being considered and the importance of visual imagery in the proclamation of the Faith and ongoing catechesis. Below is a course preview for more information please visit here. 

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The Bible and the Liturgy 

This course examines the Christian Faith, with special emphasis on the Sacraments and their biblical background. through a careful study of the Bible, Catechism, and early Church artwork, architecture, and liturgy, students grow dramatically in their appreciation of the Faith and its rich biblical background and are given the knowledge, tools, and confidence to employ the Bible as the major tool in future catechetical endeavors. Below is a course preview for more information about this course please visit here

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The Psalms and Canticles of the Divine Office in Words, Images and Prayer

This course looks at the book which, according to St. Thomas Aquinas, contains "all of theology." Students will gain understanding of the meaning of each psalm and how the Book of Psalms reveals all of salvation history, reflecting both the events that preceded the writing of them, and anticipating what followed in the rest of the Old and New Testaments. The course will also consider the place of psalms in prayer and especially in the context of the Divine Office as well as examine the visual imagery related to the text in the illuminated manuscripts.