Liturgy and Ecumenism

7 -10 August 2023
St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Ireland

Registration Fee:
Non Member us$375
Student and Member us$325

Liturgy and Ecumenism – Congress Statement English

Liturgie et Oecumenisme – Congress Statement Francais

Liturgie und Okumene – Congress Statement Deutsch


Mon 7 August Tues 8 August Wed 9 August Thurs 10 August
Morning Arrivals and Registration

8:00 Morning Prayer

9:00 Keynote I

10:15 Coffee

10:45 Papers

11:45 Papers

8:00 Morning Prayer

9:00 Keynote III

10:15 Coffee

10:45 Papers

11:45 Papers

8:00 Morning Prayer

9:00 Keynote IV

10:15 Coffee

10:45 Papers

11:45 Papers


1:00 Lunch available
(at own expense)

3:00 Opening Liturgy

4:30 Presidential Address

1:00 Lunch

2:15 Keynote II

3:30 Coffee

4:00 Papers

5:00 Papers

1:00 Lunch

2.15 Midday Prayer

3:00 General Meeting

1:00 Lunch

2:15 Papers

3:15 Coffee

5:00 Eucharist


6:00 Reception

7:00 Dinner

6:15 Evening Prayer

7:00 Dinner

Free Evening 7:00 Formal Dinner

Keynote Lectures for the 2023 Congress

Presidential Address:
E. Byron (Ron) Anderson, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Evanston, Illinois

Liturgical, theological, and ecumenical gifts:
Ivana Noble, Professor of Ecumenical Theology, Charles University, Prague

Formed ecumenically through liturgy:
Mgr. Job Getcha, Directeur de l’Institut de Théologie orthodoxe de Chambésy
Isaia Gazzola, Professeur de théologie de la liturgie à l’Institut supérieur de liturgie de Paris
Nicolas Cochand, Professeur de théologie pratique à l’Institut Protestant de Théologie de Paris

Liturgy and ecumenism, contexts and challenges:
Elochukwu Uzukwu, Associate Professor of Theology, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Receiving each other’s gifts:
Dorothea Sattler, Director of the Ecumenical Institute, University of Münster
Friederike Nüssel, Ordinary for Systematic Theology and Director of the Ecumenical Institute, University of Heidelberg


Johan Bastubacka, Liturgical theology as the ecumenical meeting ground for the Orthodox and Scandinavian Protestants.

Carl Bear, Ecumenical Communion Songs in North America.

Marco Benini, The Liturgical and Biblical Movement in the US and Germany in Comparison. A new research field including ecumenical aspects.

David Bjorlin, Unity or Uniformity? Neoliberalism’s Effect on the Church’s Song in Contemporary Worship Music.

Christian Boerger, ‘Eucharistization’ Recalled: Insights on the development of current German liturgical texts as a critical impulse for future liturgical work.

Kent Burreson, Liturgy as Worldmaking: A Liturgical Response to the Challenges of Moral Therapeutic Deism and Normal Nihilism.

Dorianne Buttigieg, Forty years since the Lima Document: A Re-Reception of Baptism, Eucharist and Ministry and the liturgical implications.

Luiz Carlos Teixeira Coelho, Canto Comum: A methodology for hymnal revision in a Latin-American, Ecumenical context.

Bryan Cones, The Fraying of the ‘Ecumenical Consensus’: A Case Study.

Matthew D Cortese, …But also in body?: St Pierre Favre and Philip Melanchthon’s Exchange on ‘External Ceremonies’,in Ecumenical Perspective.

Adam Couchman, An Open Table – Converting, Confirming, and Connecting.

Sonia Couchman, From whom no secrets are hid: a better liturgy for victim-survivors of intimate partner violence.

Nelson Cowan, Emily Snider Andrews, Liturgical Gift or Theological Burden? Teenagers and Ecumenical Liturgical Exchange Events.

Lynsay M Downs, Hospitality in the Liturgical Forest: a decentred and vulnerable ecumenism.

Brigitte Enzner-Probst, Creation Liturgies as part of the Ecumenical Movement and the concept of a ‘Care for Our Common Home’.

Olav Gading, Did traditions and liturgical material from other churches change worship in the Lutheran Church of Norway?

Hansol Goo, Unity in the Final Hours? Funerary ritual as a path toward ecumenical practice between Korean American Catholics and Protestants.

Samuel Goyvaerts, Furnishing Space for Ecumenism. Reflections on Shared Liturgical Spaces.

James Hadley, Gabriel Tornambé, Forbidden Fruit: Problems and promises in shared spaces of ecumenical liturgical formation.

Dorothea Haspelmath-Finatti, Evensong: a fast spreading ‘Virus’?

Pierre Hegy, Practical Ecumenism: Taizé and ‘Le Jour du Seigneur’.

Victor Usman Jamahh, Between Authenticity and Relevance, Ecumenism and Abuse: The Challenge of some Liturgical Developments in the Catholic Church in the Light of Certain Practices of African Independent Churches and Pentecostals in Nigeria.

Sarah Kathleen Johnson, Evolving Practices of Online Communion in Ecumenical Perspective: An Ethnographic Study of Four Pandemic Holy Weeks.

Titti Kallio, Terhi Paananen, Neurological Measuring to Gain Knowledge of Participants’ Emotions during a Church Service.

Jonghyun Kim, Korean Candlelight Vigil as an Ecumenical Event.

Walter Knowles, Receiving the Gift of Reconciliation.

Benedikt Kranemann; Stephan Winter, ‘Against this evil no prudence or precaution helped’ (Decameron). Pandemic, ritual and pastoral practices in historical longitudinal section.

Ferdi (P) Kruger, Liturgy’s outlook on the oikumene exposes attitudes and memories.

Lizette Larson-Miller, Virtual Ecumenism? Denominationalism, non-denominationalism, or other in liturgy after a global pandemic?

Antonio Lattanzio, Ecumenism and liturgy as ‘peoples’ actions’. To the origins of faith as a ‘social fact’ from an anthropological and theological analysis of the Liturgical Rolls of Bari (Apulia, Italy).

Pantelis Levakos, Hymnographical Approaches to the Feast of the Pentecost: The Holy Spirit as an Agent of Ecumenical Unity.

Jason J McFarland, Is an Ecumenical Theology of Liturgical Music Possible?

Esther M Meyer, Celebrating different types of we – ecumenical liturgy as a chance to ritualize the situational partnership between congregations.

Heather Gottas Moore, Stephanie A Budwey, ‘Do No Harm’: One Congregation’s Process of Revising Liturgical Language in Dialogue with Ecumenical Resources.

Geoffrey C Moore, A Holy and Living Sacrifice: Rewriting the Grammar of Eucharistic Sacrifice in the Wesleyan Tradition.

Bruce Morrill, Is the Roman Hierarchy’s Spotlight on Ritual Language ad intra Casting a Lengthening Shadow on Ecumenism ad extra?

Neil Xavier O’Donoghue, The Celtic Rite, an Invention from a non-Ecumenical Past.

Matthew S C Olver, Receiving a Gift or Stealing from Friends? An consideration of cross-ritual borrowing in the 1979 American Book of Common Prayer.

William H Petersen, Worship Points the Way – Or Does It?

Anna Petrin, Love and Ecumenism: Mixed Marriages and the Challenge of Ecclesial Reconciliation.

Donald Phillips, Bringing Christians together through locally-inculturated liturgy.

Jessie Rogers, ‘Speaking in tongues’ in the early Charismatic Renewal Movement as divine invitation to ecumenical rapprochement.

Jim Sabak, Rites of Reconciliation as a Means of Ecumenical Dialogue.

Tyler D Sampson, Avoiding Woolly Mammoths and Relativism, or A Theological Foundation for Liturgical Ordo.

Stefan Schweyer, Liturgical formation through ecumenical experiences. Experiences and insights from interdenominational cross-university lectures.

Hilton Scott, Identifying diversity for promoting unity: a liturgical and systematic theological exploration of involved risks.

Arman Shokhikyan, A Medieval Ecumenism? Nerses of Lambron (1153–1198) as a Case Study.

Samantha Slaubaugh, Eating Together, Differently: The Lund Principle and Food Allergies

Innocent Smith, United in Your Praise and in Repentance: Prayers for the Unity of Christians in the Roman Missal.

Martin Stuflesser, Stephan Winter, ‘To foster whatever can promote union among all who believe in Christ’ (SC1) The project ‘Vatican II – Legacy and Mandate’: A new Commentary on the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy and its hermeneutical challenges.

Paul Turner, The Ecumenical Roots of the Lectionary for Mass.

Armand Léon van Ommen, From a ‘cult of normalcy’ to a liturgical-theology of availability: possibilities for ecumenical practices from a disability theology perspective.

K M Koshy Vaidyan, The Role of Syriac Churches in Liturgy and Ecumenism.

Wessel Wessels, Indiscriminate Inclusion? Monastic Discipline, Eucharist, and Contemporary emphasis on Inclusion.

Karen B Westerfield Tucker, Rites and Practices of Reconciliation: An Examination of the Report of the Joint International Commission for Dialogue between the World Methodist Council and the Catholic Church (2022).

Tom Whelan, Shaping Worship Ecumenically?

Andrea Worm; Stephan Winter, Baptismal Fonts and Baptismal Liturgy in England: Semantics – Contexts –Practices

Joshua Zentner-Barret, Contesting Culture: Ecumenism, Diversity, and Liturgical Inculturation.


Júlio Cézar Adam, Luiz Carlos Teixeira Coelho, Louis Marcelo Illenseer, Fabiane Luckow, The ‘un- standardization’ of worship: ecumenical challenges in Latin-American Churches as a consequence of the rise of neo-pentecostalism: A Brazilian case study.

Kimberly Belcher, Nathan Chase, Alexander Turpin, The Reception of Baptized Christians: History, Ritual, and Theology.

English Language Liturgical Consultation (Martin Foster), Ecumenism and Liturgy: The Revised Common Lectionary.

Joris Geldhof, Thomas Pott, Tom McLean, Karen Papellero, Lizette Larson-Miller, The Malines Conversations Group: An Experiment in Liturgical Ecumenism?

Mirella Klomp, Eward Postma, Wessel Wessels, Ciska Stark, ‘All the ends of the earth…’ Contextual ecumenical challenges and limitations to preaching, praying and singing in times of climate change.

Swee Hong Lim, Mikie Roberts, Ojiri Saya, Why so many Hallelujahs? The Use of Congregational Song at the 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches in Karlsruhe, Germany.

Thomas O’Loughlin, Margaret Daly Denton, Bridget Nichols, The Ecumenism of Liturgical Welcome.


Ângelo Cardita, L’acceptation du « mariage homosexuel » par les églises chrétiennes : la question sacramentelle.

Jérôme Guingand, Collectes psalmiques et célébrations liturgiques œcuméniques.

Luc Houndakenou, Oecuménisme et liturgie : Apports des Églises pentecôtistes.

Creômenes Tenório Maciel, Les campagnes de la fraternité œcuméniques au Brésil : ouvrer et prier ensemble envue d’une société plus humaine et solidaire.

Frédérique Poulet, Quels fondements conceptuels pour une théologie liturgique véritablement œcuménique ? Narsay Soleil, La réforme liturgique de l’Église chaldéenne et le dialogue avec l’Église assyrienne de l’Orient. Natacha-Ingrid Tinteroff, Entre unité et diversité : la prière commune anglicane comme fabrique œcuménique ?


Karsten Wolkenhauer, Das Versöhnungsgebet von Coventry – Ein Revisionsbericht.


David Plüss, Katrin Kusmierz, Miriam Löhr, Das ökumenische Potential digitaler Gottesdienstformate.

Accommodation Details can be read here

How to Book:-

Go to the university website www.maynoothcampus.com and use the Voucher Code SLC_06/22. The website allows you to see details about the rooms. Parking is available on site. Rooms will be held for us until 12 June only.
Contact the Maynooth Campus Accommodations’ Office on +353-1-708-6400 or at front.desk@mu.ie
• if you have any difficulty in booking your room,
• if you need to book for extra nights before or after the Congress,
• if you need a room at the centre of the campus which accommodates mobility challenges.

◼ Allez sur le site Web de l’université www.maynoothcampus.com et utilisez le code de bon SLC_06/22. Le site Web vous permet de voir les détails de les chambres. Un parking est disponible sur place. Des chambres nous seront réservées jusqu’au 12 juin seulement.
Contactez le bureau des logements du campus de Maynooth au +353-1-708-6400 ou à front.desk@mu.ie si vous rencontrez des difficultés avec votre réservation, si vous désirez réserver des nuits supplémentaires avant ou après le Congrès, si vous avez besoin d’une chambre au centre du campus adaptée aux difficultés de mobilité.

◼ Für die Zimmer-Buchung: Diese erfolgt über die Website der Universität www.maynoothcampus.com mit dem Gutscheincode SLC_06/22. Auf der Website finden sich Details zu den Zimmern. Parkplätze stehen vor Ort zur Verfügung. Die Zimmer werden nur bis zum 12. Juni für uns reserviert.
Kontaktieren Sie das Maynooth Campus Accommodation Office unter +353-1-708-6400 oder unter front.desk@mu.ie wenn Sie Schwierigkeiten haben, Ihr Zimmer zu buchen; wenn Sie vor oder nach dem Kongress zusätzliche Nächte buchen müssen; wenn Sie einen Raum in der Mitte des Campus benötigen, der Mobilitätsanforderungen gerecht wird.

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