May 21-23, 2019
Byzantine Catholic Seminary in Pittsburgh, PA
This symposium seeks to engage participants in an investigative dialogue that highlights cases of liturgical synthesis in Eastern liturgical theology and practice from other Eastern and Western theological and liturgical traditions and showcases general cross pollination between Eastern and Western Liturgy.
Dr. John Demetracopoulos
Rev. Dr. Stelyios Muksuris
Rev. Dr. Steven Hawkes-Teeples, S. J.
Areas of Study
Scholars are welcome to explore or analyze (though are not limited to) the following suggested areas of research:
- Latin or Western influences on Byzantine liturgical rites and praxis
- Eastern influences on Latin or Western liturgical rites and praxis
- East-West mutual influences on sacramental theology
- Byzantine and Oriental interaction and mutual influence
- The use of Latin, Byzantine, Armenian, and Syriac texts outside of their original liturgical family
- Methodologies and principles for evaluating adoption of e limine sources from other liturgies
- Comparative study of Eucharistic Prayers from East and West
- Eastern and Western spirituality within the liturgical context
- Ecology, environment, and cosmos in Eastern and Western liturgy
Travel / Bursary Grants
For those scholars in need of a subsidy for travel, the organizing committee will accept requests and award a grant to defray costs for up to four applicants.