Dresden, Germany

The XX'th International Congress of Societas Liturgica was held August 8'th-13'th in 2005 at the “Haus der Kirche” in Dresden, Germany.

Worship as Transformation – To Heal a Broken World

Die verwandelnde und heilende Kraft der Liturgie in einer gebrochenen Welt

La liturgie, puissance de transformation “Pour guérir et sauver un monde déchiré”
Worship as Transformation: To Heal a Broken World

Christian worship is commonly conceived as existing primarily for the sake of those “on the inside,” the committed, regularly attending members of a local congregation. Yet this is not always the case. Sometimes worship has been deliberately constructed as a means of evangelism, as for example in the “seeker services” of independent evangelical churches, at other times, it has functioned as the entry point to the church for those intrigued by Christianity without being intentionally designed as “liturgy for outsiders.” And, in addition to the intention of the liturgy, many people today who are not part of a regular worshipping community nevertheless turn to Christian liturgical rites at important or critical moments in their own lives, or in the lives of the communities of which they are a part.

This Congress aims to address the ways in which worship can and does transform the lives of those who come into contact with it. This includes reconciling those who are divided, healing those who are sick or broken in body or spirit, and enabling those who mourn to overcome their grief and to come to terms with tragedy in their lives, as well as addressing the reconciliation of whole communities with one another and those in need of hope and healing.

Finding ourselves in Dresden, a city rising from the ashes of World War II and recovering spiritually and economically from communist rule, invites us to explore the theme of this Congress from a number of different angles in the plenary addresses. First we will look at the role that ritual has played in the transformation of the broken world that was Germany within the context of the last fifty years. We will also hear of political and social reconciliation in other parts of the world and the contributions of worship to the healing of nations.

Then we will explore the transformative power of worship from anthropological, ecumenical, sacramental and pastoral perspectives, inviting case studies to flow out of these varied and interdisciplinary approaches to allow for exploration of the theme in diverse ways. Through each of these trajectories the question of how Christian liturgists, faithful to the gospel and their own ecclesial traditions, can speak to culturally divided communities or to individuals within communities who have no familiarity with Christian ritual language and symbols will remain an important challenge to consider now and in the immediate future.

  • Amusan, Solomon: Universal Concept of Sacred Time: African Tradition. Universal Concept of Sacred Time: African Traditional Religion As a Case Study.
  • Bates, J. Barrington: The Easter Vigil for Children. One parish’s experience of fire, story, song, water, and the Holy Eucharist–in under an hour!
  • Buchanan, Colin: How far has the Church of Ireland been liturgically dependent upon the Church of England, and how far independent of it?
  • Carey, Dominic: Collect dedicated to John. A patristic vision of John the Apostle based on a literary analysis of Ve 1274.
  • Daly, Robert: Sacrifice Unveiled: New insights and avenues for research—especially of ecumenical and inter-religious implication—uncovered in writing Sacrifice Unveiled.
  • Deschler, Jean-Paul: Syrische Liturgie und Byzantinische Ikonen. Die Ikonen der Byzantinischen Kirche, die ein “Ableger” der Syrisch-Palästinischen Kirche ist, können als Widerschein oder Umschrift von syrischen liturgischen Texten angesehen werden.
  • Donnella, Joseph A.: The Danish West Indies, Inculturation & Implications of the inculturation process as it occurred in the Danish West Indies (now the US Virgin Islands) will be highlighted.
  • Drogsler, Matthias: Usbekistan? Afghanistan? Kasachstan!– Einblicke und erste Eindrücke als Missionar in einem Land Zentralasiens. Presentation of the very first experiences as missionary in the Archdiocese of Astana in Kazakhstan, in a Muslim and former soviet country in Central Asia.
  • Haldeman, Scott: How slippery is the same-sex union slope? Ritual and theological analysis of three weddings: heterodox, homodox and gender-neutral.
  • Haldeman, W. Scott: Liturgical Inculturation in a Postcolonial Key. Key elements of a postcolonial imagination are engaged to assess the current theory and practice of liturgical inculturation in the Roman Catholic Church and envision new directions for the future.
  • Hamnes, David Scott: The neue Sachlichkeit in Liturgy. A short overview of the impact of an important 20th century movement which focuses on historical, objective and idealised liturgical forms.
  • Hendriks, Joan: Alcheringa: Our Dreaming Place
  • Holeton, David: Towards a New Pontifical: a question of hands and oil
  • Howlett, Paul Harvey: Let us pray or let us kneel, sit or stand. Some observations on the locutionary and perlocutionary consequences of the introduction of prayer and silence in contemporary liturgy in England.
  • Jenneker, Bruce: Many Languages, One People. Exploring the challenge of worshipping together using the several mother-tongues of a diverse community.
  • Kirithukulangara, Peter: An Age-Old Celebration of Light for Christ’s Nativity
  • Knowles, Walter: Holy Week in Hippo. The week before Easter in a North African church in the early fifth century. What was the week like in a town that did not have to deal with the pressures of pilgrimage liturgies?
  • Kochuparampil, Fr Jose Mathew: Pastoral Plan in the Liturgical Year. A Pastoral Plan Consistent with Liturgical Year: A Presentation of the Celebration of Liturgical Year in Indian Syro-Malabar Archdiocese of Changanacherry.
  • Kubicki, Judith: Images of Church in Classic & Contemporary Hymnody. This presentation will examine images of church in classic hymnody, trace changes or alterations in the texts over time, and compare these images with those found in contemporary texts.
  • Kumar, Santhosh S.: Towards the Development of an Inculturated Eucharistic Liturgy for the Church of South India
  • Larson-Miller, Lizette: What’s the Matter with Tenebrae?
  • Manoharan, Ponniah: Intercultural Worship in Indian Context. An attempt of Intercultural Worship in Gurukul Lutheran Theological College, India – where I am teaching Worship and Preaching.
  • Maryianto, Ernest: Inculturating the Lent Season
  • Mathew, Rev. Dr. George: Liturgical Year of the Mar Thoma Church . The Mar Thoma church follows the West Syrian (Antiochian) liturgical tradition. The liturgical year unfolds the salvific act of God in Christ which begins with the incarnation of Jesus Christ and ends with the resurrection and glorious coming.
  • McGinnell, Kevin: A return to Babel? ….common texts in English.
  • Moolan, John: East Syrian Liturgical Year Evolution Division of seasons Theology
  • Rutherford, H Richard: The Archaeology of Baptism. The baptismal footprint in the archaeological record raises new questions about early Christian Initiation. By way of selected photos this short communication illustrates several such questions and invites a discussion of possible solutions.
  • Söderblom, Rebecca: The Catechumenate in the Church of Sweden. About the catechumenate in the Church of Sweden (Lutheran) as a way to Christian faith for adults in a secularized context. Description of its structure, four phases and liturgies.

Council 2007-2009
President: James Puglisi (American, Roman Catholic)

* Vice-President / President-Elect: Karen Westerfield Tucker
(American, United Methodist)

* Treasurer: Hans Krech (German, Lutheran)

* Secretariat:
Alan Barthel (American/Canadian; United Church/Anglican)
Martin Stuflesser (German, Roman Catholic)

** Past-President: David Holeton (Canadian, Anglican)

Council Members:
Tom Elich (Australian, Roman Catholic)
** Albert Gerhards (German, Roman Catholic)
** Lizette Larson-Miller (American, Episcopalian)
Gordon Lathrop (American, Lutheran)
Jenny O’Brien (Australian, Roman Catholic)
** Patrick Prétot (French, Roman Catholic)\

* = Position open for election
** = Term Expires August 2009
POSITIONS TO BE ELECTED IN SYDNEY:
Vice -President / Vice-Président / Vizepräsident
Treasurer / Trésorier / Schatzmeister
Secretaries / Secrétaires / Sekretäre (2)
Council Members / Membres du Conseil / Ratsmitglieder (3-4)

CANDIDATES NOMINATED / CANDIDATS PROPOSÉS / VORGRSCHLANGENE KANDIDÁTEN

Vice -President / Président / Vizepräsident
LATHROP, Gordon
Treasurer / Trésorier / Schatzmeister
KRECH, Hans
Secretaries / Secrétaires / Sekretäre
BARTHEL, Alan
STUFLESSER, Martin
Council Members / Membres du Conseil / Ratsmitglieder
BUCHINGER, Harald
GRIFFITHS, Keith
MILDENBERGER, Irene
PRÉTOT, Patrick

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David Holeton
Chair, Nominations Committee
List of Candidates:

Name/Nom: Alan Barthel

Nationality / Nationalität / Nationalité: Citizen of Canada and the United States

Religious denomination / Konfession / Appartenance ecclésiale: Anglican

Member of Societas Liturgica since / Beginn der Mitgliederschaft / Date d’inscription à la Societas Liturgica: 1989

Congresses attended / Besuchte Kongresse / Liste des congrès auxquels il/elle a participé(e):

York
Toronto
Fribourg
Dublin
Åbo/Turku
Kottayam
Santa Clara
Eindhoven
Dresden
Palermo

Previous Societas Liturgica Service / Frühere Societas Liturgica Funktionen / Responsabilités excercisées précédemment dans la Societas Liturgica:
Co-chairman of the local committee for Toronto 1991 ;
Co-Secretary since 1991.
U.S. Treasurer since 1994 ;
Treasurer for Studia since 2001 ;
Curriculum Vitæ / Beruflicher Werdegang / Biographie:
The St. Andrew Professor of Church Music, Emmanul College, Toronto 1983-2000
Executive Director, the Presbyterian Association of Musicians, Presbyterian Church (USA) 2000-
President of the North American Academy of Liturgy 1999
Past member of the Worship Committee, The United Church of Canada
Member of the Sacraments Committee of the PC(USA)

Name/Nom: Harald Buchinger

Nationality / Nationalität / Nationalité: Österreich

Religious denomination / Konfession / Appartenance ecclésiale: Römisch-katholisch

Member of Societas Liturgica since / Beginn der Mitgliederschaft / Date d’inscription à la Societas Liturgica: 2003

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Congresses attended / Besuchte Kongresse / Liste des congrès auxquels il/elle a participé(e):
Eindhoven
Dresden
Palermo

Previous Societas Liturgica Service / Frühere Societas Liturgica Funktionen / Responsabilités excercisées précédemment dans la Societas Liturgica:
none/keine

Curriculum Vitæ / Beruflicher Werdegang / Biographie:
1969 geboren in Wien
Kirchenmusikalische Ausbildung und Tätigkeit
1987–1995 Studium der Theologie in Wien und Jerusalem
1995 Sponsion zum Mag. theol. an der Universität Wien
1995–2007 Assistent am Institut für Liturgiewissenschaft der Universität Wien
2002 Promotion zum Dr. theol. an der Universität Wien
2001–2004 stellvertretender Vorstand des Instituts für Liturgiewissenschaft und Sakramententheologie der Universität Wien
2004–2007 Forschungs- und Studienaufenthalt in Rom

2006 Habilitation; Privatdozent für Liturgiewissenschaft und Sakramententheologie an der Universität Wien
2007 Außerordentlicher Universitätsprofessor für Liturgiewissenschaft und Sakramententheologie an der Universität Wien; akademische Lehrtätigkeit außerdem an der Hochschule für Musik Köln und am Theologischen Studienjahr Jerusalem Dormition Abbey
2008 Professor für Liturgiewissenschaft an der Universität Regensburg
weitere Informationen unter
http://www.uni-regensburg.de/Fakultaeten/Theologie/litwiss/prof_dr_buchinger.htm

Name/Nom: Keith Griffiths

Nationality / Nationalität / Nationalité: British, resident in South Africa

Religious denomination / Konfession / Appartenance ecclésiale: Anglican

Member of Societas Liturgica since / Beginn der Mitgliederschaft / Date d’inscription à la Societas Liturgica: 1999

Congresses attended / Besuchte Kongresse / Liste des congrès auxquels il/elle a participé(e):

church
Kottayam
Santa Clara
Eindhoven
Dresden
Palermo
Previous Societas Liturgica Service / Frühere Societas Liturgica Funktionen / Responsabilités excercisées précédemment dans la Societas Liturgica: None

Curriculum Vitæ / Beruflicher Werdegang / Biographie:
Ordained Diaconte: December 1985; Priesthood: December 1986; in Diocese of Cape Town.
Parochial appointments: Milnerton (Assistant) 1985 – 1988, Newlands 1988 – 2000,
Constantia 2000 – present.

Academic: Diploma in Theology -1985; B.Soc. Sc. (Hons) -1990; M.Th. –2006 (cum laude)
Research into the link between Worship and Pastoral Care in the context og HIV/AIDS

Member of Anglican Church of Southern Africa Liturgical Commission – 1998 to present
Liturgical Convener for Church Unity Commission – 2007 to present

Member of Teams for Publications
2002 Worship and HIV/AIDS published by ACSA Provincial Liturgical Committee
2008 Season of Creation published by ACSA Provincial Liturgical Committee
2009 Our Church has AIDS published ny NetAct
Name/Nom: Hans H. Krech

Nationality / Nationalität / Nationalité: German

Religious denomination / Konfession / Appartenance ecclésiale: Lutheran

2006 Habilitation; Privatdozent für Liturgiewissenschaft und Sakramententheologie an der Universität Wien
2007 Außerordentlicher Universitätsprofessor für Liturgiewissenschaft und Sakramententheologie an der Universität Wien; akademische Lehrtätigkeit außerdem an der Hochschule für Musik Köln und am Theologischen Studienjahr Jerusalem Dormition Abbey
2008 Professor für Liturgiewissenschaft an der Universität Regensburg
weitere Informationen unter

church
Kottayam
Santa Clara
Eindhoven
Dresden
Palermo
Previous Societas Liturgica Service / Frühere Societas Liturgica Funktionen / Responsabilités excercisées précédemment dans la Societas Liturgica: None

Curriculum Vitæ / Beruflicher Werdegang / Biographie:
Ordained Diaconte: December 1985; Priesthood: December 1986; in Diocese of Cape Town.
Parochial appointments: Milnerton (Assistant) 1985 – 1988, Newlands 1988 – 2000,
Constantia 2000 – present.

Academic: Diploma in Theology -1985; B.Soc. Sc. (Hons) -1990; M.Th. –2006 (cum laude)
Research into the link between Worship and Pastoral Care in the context og HIV/AIDS

Member of Anglican Church of Southern Africa Liturgical Commission – 1998 to present
Liturgical Convener for Church Unity Commission – 2007 to present

Member of Teams for Publications
2002 Worship and HIV/AIDS published by ACSA Provincial Liturgical Committee
2008 Season of Creation published by ACSA Provincial Liturgical Committee
2009 Our Church has AIDS published ny NetAct
Name/Nom: Hans H. Krech

Nationality / Nationalität / Nationalité: German

Religious denomination / Konfession / Appartenance ecclésiale: Lutheran

Member of Societas Liturgica since / Beginn der Mitgliederschaft / Date d’inscription à la Societas Liturgica: 1997

Congresses attended / Besuchte Kongresse / Liste des congrès auxquels il/elle a participé(e):

Dublin
Åbo/Turku
Kottayam

Santa Clara
Eindhoven
Dresden
Palermo

Previous Societas Liturgica Service / Frühere Societas Liturgica Funktionen / Responsabilités excercisées précédemment dans la Societas Liturgica:

Member of Council 2005 – 2007
Treasurer 2007 – 2009

Curriculum Vitæ / Beruflicher Werdegang / Biographie:
1962 – 1969 Studium der Theologie in Leipzig, 1971 Ordination, 1971 – 1981 Pfarrer der Ev.-Luth. Kirche in Thüringen, 1978 – 1992 Eisenach, Dozent für Dogmatik und Ethik, 1981 – 1992 Eisenach, Referent des Landesbischofs und Leiter der Bischofskanzlei der Ev.-Luth. Kirche in Thüringen, 1992 – 2007 Hannover, Referent im Kirchenamt der Vereinigten Ev.-Luth. Kirche Deutschlands für Liturgik, Ökumene und Religiöse Gemeinschaften, u.a. Herausgeber des revidierten Agendenwerkes für ev.-luth. Kirchen und Gemeinden, 1993 Gründung des Liturgiewissenschaftlichen Instituts der VELKD bei der Theologischen Fakultät der Universität Leipzig und folgend Dienstaufsicht, 2005 Leiter des nationalen Komitees für den XX. Kongress der Societas Liturgica in Dresden,

November 2007 Ruhestand, 2007, Palermo, Wahl zum Treasurer der Societas Liturgica, seit WS 2008 Lehrauftrag für Liturgik und Liturgiewissenschaft an der lutherischen Theologischen Hochschule in St. Petersburg/Russland.
Name/Nom: Gordon W. Lathrop

Nationality / Nationalität / Nationalité: USA

Religious denomination / Konfession / Appartenance ecclésiale: Lutheran

Member of Societas Liturgica since / Beginn der Mitgliederschaft / Date d’inscription à la Societas Liturgica: 1986

Congresses attended / Besuchte Kongresse / Liste des congrès auxquels il/elle a participé(e):
Brixen
York
Toronto

Fribourg
Dublin
Åbo/Turku

Eindhoven
Dresden
Palermo

Previous Societas Liturgica Service / Frühere Societas Liturgica Funktionen / Responsabilités excercisées précédemment dans la Societas Liturgica:
Pleanary lecturer at Dublin, 1995
Member of the Council, 2005-2011

Curriculum Vitæ / Beruflicher Werdegang / Biographie:

Gordon W. Lathrop is Professor of Liturgy Emeritus at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. During the last three years, he has also been Visiting Professor of Liturgical Studies in Yale Divinity School. A pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, he is the author several books, including Holy Things: A Liturgical Theology (1993), Holy People: A Liturgical Ecclesiology (1999), Holy Ground: A Liturgical Cosmology (2003), The Pastor: A Spirituality (2006), and, with Lorraine S. Brugh, The Sunday Assembly (2008). He was a participant in the preparation of two North American liturgical resources, The Lutheran Book of Worship (1978) and Evangelical Lutheran Worship (2006).

He has lectured widely, in several countries, and participated in the work of the Faith and Order Commission of the World Council of Churches and the Worship and Culture Study of the Lutheran World Federation, helping to draft both the Ditchingham Statement (1994) and the Nairobi Statement (1996). He is an Editorial Consultant of the journal Worship. In 1985 he was the President of the North American Academy of Liturgy and in 2006 he received that organization’s Berakah Award. He studied in the USA at Occidental College, Los Angeles, and Luther Theological Seminary, St. Paul, and in the Netherlands at the Catholic University of Nijmegen.
Name/Nom: Irene Mildenberger

Nationality / Nationalität / Nationalité: Deutsch

Religious denomination / Konfession / Appartenance ecclésiale: Lutherisch

Member of Societas Liturgica since / Beginn der Mitgliederschaft / Date d’inscription à la Societas Liturgica: 2005

Congresses attended / Besuchte Kongresse / Liste des congrès auxquels il/elle a participé(e):
Dresden
Palermo

Previous Societas Liturgica Service / Frühere Societas Liturgica Funktionen / Responsabilités excercisées précédemment dans la Societas Liturgica: —

Curriculum Vitæ / Beruflicher Werdegang / Biographie:
Studium der evangelischen Theologie in Erlangen und Heidelberg
1988: 1. Theologisches Examen, anschließend Promotionsstudium
1991-1994: Vikariat in der Evangelisch Lutherischen Kirche in Bayern
1994: 2. Theologisches Examen, Ordination zur Pfarrerin der Evangelisch-Lutherischen Kirche in Bayern, anschließend Arbeit als Gemeindepfarrerin in Ingolstadt und Fürth
1999: Promotion mit einer Arbeit zur Liturgie- und Predigtgeschichte
Seit 1.6.2002: Wissenschaftliche Geschäftsführerin des Liturgiewissenschaftlichen Instituts der VELKD bei der Universität Leipzig (http://www.velkd.de/leipzig/)

– Mitglied in der Liturgischen Konferenz (http://www.ekd.de/liturgische_konferenz/)
– Fachberaterin im Liturgischen Ausschuss der VELKD
– Mitherausgeberin der Reihe „Beiträge zu Liturgie und Spiritualität“
Name/Nom: Patrick PRETOT, o.s.b.

Nationality / Nationalität / Nationalité: French

Religious denomination / Konfession / Appartenance ecclésiale: Roman Catholic

Member of Societas Liturgica since / Beginn der Mitgliederschaft / Date d’inscription à la Societas Liturgica: 1989

Congresses attended / Besuchte Kongresse / Liste des congrès auxquels il/elle a participé(e):

York
Fribourg
Eindhoven
Dresden
Palermo

Previous Societas Liturgica Service / Frühere Societas Liturgica Funktionen / Responsabilités exercées précédemment dans la Societas Liturgica:

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Elected member of the Societas Liturgica Council during the Dresden Congress (August 2005)
Member of the Editorial Board of the Studia Liturgica (2005-2007)
Curriculum Vitæ / Beruflicher Werdegang / Biographie:
* 15 March 1956 : Born at La Bosse (France)
* 1973 : Baccalaureate (= General Certificate of Education)
* 1983 : Diploma as auditor
* 29 September 1980 : Entrance into the Abbey of La Pierre qui Vire
* 1 November 1985 : Solemn vows
* Theological Studies :
1st stage (1982-1986) : Studium of La Pierre qui Vire (monastical seminary affiliated to the Catholic Institute of Paris ) ; July 1986 : Canonical Bac¬calaureate of Theology (= Licence)
2nd stage (1986 – 1988) : Institut Supérieur de Liturgie (ISL), at the Catholic Institute of Paris ; November 1988 : Canonical licence of theology in liturgical and sacramentary Sciences (= Master)
3rd stage : 13 June 2001 : Defence of a doctoral thesis : L’adoration de la croix au temps d’Egérie. Essai d’herméneutique d’un rite liturgique

* November 1998 : Member of CNPL (French National Centre of Pastoral Liturgy)
* 2004 : Professor in the Faculty of Theology and Religious Sciences (FTSR = Theologicum), ICP
* September 2001 to present: Director of the ISL
* 2005 to present: member of the editorial board of the revue La Maison Dieu
Name/Nom: Martin Stuflesser

Nationality / Nationalität / Nationalité: German

Religious denomination / Konfession / Appartenance ecclésiale: Roman Catholic

Member of Societas Liturgica since / Beginn der Mitgliederschaft / Date d’inscription à la Societas Liturgica: 1997

Congresses attended / Besuchte Kongresse / Liste des congrès auxquels il/elle a participé(e):

Åbo/Turku
Kottayam
Santa Clara
Eindhoven
Dresden
Palermo

Previous Societas Liturgica Service / Frühere Societas Liturgica Funktionen / Responsabilités excercisées précédemment dans la Societas Liturgica:
Secretary (Since Eindhoven/2003)

Curriculum Vitæ / Beruflicher Werdegang / Biographie:
Studying Theology in Mainz and Muenster (1989-1994)

M. Div. (Muenster University, Germany) (1994)

Th. D. (Muenster University Germany): Eucharistic Sacrifice in the post-Vatican Eucharistic Prayers (1997)

Habilitation in Muenster (Liturgy) on: Baptismal remembrance and renewal rites (2004)

Academic Fellow at the Jesuit Institute at Boston College (2006/07)

Since 10/2007: Tenured Professor in Liturgy at the Theological Faculty of the Julius-Maximilians-University in Wuerzburg, Germany