38th Annual Christmas Concert

Students, friends, family, alumni, faculty and staff are invited to the 38th annual Saint Ignatius High School Christmas Concert on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022. This promises to be another unforgettable evening when we gather as a community once again at Severance Hall to welcome the coming of Christ and celebrate the faith and friendships that are hallmarks of our Saint Ignatius family.

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Etymology Word of the Week

Director of Admissions Pat O'Rourke '90, a self-proclaimed "word nerd," brings you his Etymology Word of the Week. Every other week he presents an online Etymology lesson just for fun!

Etymology Word of the Week – As some of you know, in addition to working in the Admissions Office, I also teach Latin at Saint Ignatius and am something of a "word nerd."  Thus, each week, I’ll sneak a vocabulary word (sometimes derived from Latin, sometimes not) into the e-blast.  Here then is this week’s edition of the Etymology Word of the Week.  

Pantheon - “a temple dedicated to all the gods (especially the one in the city of Rome); the place of the heroes or idols of any group, movement, party, etc.”  From the Greek prefix pan- meaning “all” and the Greek noun theos meaning “god.”  (All information is from www.wikipedia.org, www.etymonline.com and/or www.dictionary.com)

RELATED WORDS/PHRASES – pandemic, Panglossian (from the name of a character in Voltaire’s Candide; means “overly rosy view of the world”), pandemonium (from Milton; means “all demons”), panacea, panorama, Pandora (“all gifts”), Pangaea (“all Earth”); atheist, theocracy, theology, apotheosis, polytheism, Theodore

DID YOU KNOW? - The Pantheon has a rotunda covered by a dome, much like the U.S. Capitol building does.  The Pantheon, however, also has an oculus (“eye” or circular opening in the center of the dome); the U.S. Capitol building does not.