Friday, December 21, 2018

Call for Papers for Conference on Eastern and Western Liturgies

Ss Cyril and Methodius Byzantine Catholic Seminary will hold a conference next May 21-23, entitled “East, West, and Beyond: Enriching One Another’s Liturgical Traditions”, to examine liturgical synthesis in Eastern liturgical theology and practice with other Eastern and Western theological and liturgical traditions, and showcase general cross pollination between Eastern and Western liturgy. The keynote speaker, Dr John Demetracopoulos, is the leading expert on the influence of Latin Scholastic texts on Greek Orthodox writers, including their liturgical commentaries.

The organizers of the conference are currently inviting proposals for papers; 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 (ancient/modern)
  • 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
For more detailed information, see the website,
Proposals can be sent to the following email address:

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