Pondering the Psalms with Early Christians: Origen and Augustine

Oct 28, 2023
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Rev. Andrew SummersonUniversity of St. Michael’s College


This online-only event is for students, faculty and university staff only. Registration is required. For more information, please contact

This online event will take place from 9:00am - 11:00am C.T. / 10:00am - 12:00pm E.T. on Saturday, October 28th.

Exegesis is the core of early Christian theology and this comes alive in the interpretation of the psalms. In this master class we will look at two interpreters of the psalms—Origen and Augustine—led by Lewis Ayres (Durham University/Australian Catholic University/Angelicum) and Paul Blowers (Milligan University), two leaders of our upcoming summer seminar. 

This online master class is a preview of our regular summer seminar offering in Patristics.



  • Origen of Alexandria, Homily 1 on Psalm 77
  • Augustine of Hippo, Exposition 2 of Psalm 30

Readings for the masterclass can be found here.  



Rev. Andrew Summerson, S.Th.D. is Assistant Professor of Greek Patristics at the Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies in the Faculty of Theology at the University of St. Michael’s College, parish priest at St. Mary Byzantine Catholic Church in Whiting, Indiana,  and Program Fellow in Patristics and Eastern Christianity at the Lumen Christi Institute. He is the author of Divine Scripture and Human Emotion in Maximus the Confessor (Brill 2021). He is currently working on a monograph exploring Maximus the Confessor's interpretation of Gregory Nazianzen.