REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR IMPORTANT CONFERENCE ON THE LITURGY
ARCHBISHOP CORDILEONE OF SAN FRANCISCO TO DELIVER KEYNOTE ADDRESS
DATE: Oct. 1-3, 2015
Union League Club, 38 East 37th Street
Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral, Mott St. between Prince and Houston
Sheen Center for Thought and Culture, 18 Bleecker St.
Registration is now open for the Society for Catholic Liturgy’s 20th annual conference. Renowned scholars, musicians, artists, and architects from all over the world gather in New York City to discuss this year’s theme: “The Liturgy: It Is Right and Just.” The Most Reverend Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco will deliver the keynote address at the Union League Club on Thursday, October 1. And on Friday, October 2, at 9 AM, he will celebrate a Solemn Pontifical Mass (Usus Antiquior), accompanied by a sixteen-voice choir, at the historic Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral on Mott St.
Two days of lectures will follow at the Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Center for Thought and Culture on Bleecker Street. Speakers will include Dr. William Mahrt, of Stanford University, who will discuss how the various styles and hierarchies of Gregorian chant melodies coordinate with the action of the liturgy. Dr. Michon Matthiesen, of the University of St. Mary, will explore the nature of the act of liturgical worship in terms of the virtue of justice. And Fr. Michael Lang, a priest of the Oratory of St Philip Neri in London, Lecturer in Church History at Heythrop College, and editor of the journal Antiphon, will assess the central importance of the Last Supper tradition for the shaping of the early Christian Eucharist.
The Pastoral Track of the conference will offer practical workshops for parish and diocesan personnel. Topics will range from music to art to the ars celebrandi, including introducing chant into a parish and training altar servers.
And there will be plenty of opportunity for socializing at breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. All are welcome for three days of learning, prayer, and camaraderie.
For more information about the conference schedule, and to register, go to: http://liturgysociety.org/conference.html.
Founded in 1995, the Society for Catholic Liturgy is a unique organization that brings together faithful Catholic scholars and artists from around the world to recover, discuss, and promote the rich liturgical tradition of the Church. The Society holds an annual three-day conference, and publishes Antiphon: A Journal for Liturgical Renewal, which deals with important theoretical and practical questions in the fields of liturgy and sacramental theology.