Theology and Philosophy
Fostering Ecclesial Unity Amid Liturgical Diversity
Eastern and Western Catholics celebrate liturgy in very different ways, and how we celebrate liturgy both generates and forms our identity as Catholics. This lecture will explore the question of how Eastern and Western Catholics understand themselves to be members of the one holy Catholic Church when their outward liturgical expression of Catholic identity is so different. It will consider how ecclesial unity can be promoted in the midst of liturgical variety and what ramifications this has for broadening understandings of ‘Catholic’ education.
About Very Rev Mark Morozowich, SEOD
Dean of the School of Theology and Religious Studies, The Catholic University of America
Associate Professor of Liturgical Studies/Sacramental Theology
Fr Morozowich is is a priest in the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of St. Josaphat based in Parma, Ohio. He completed his doctoral studies at the Pontifical Oriental Institute in Rome researching the Holy Thursday Liturgy in Jerusalem and Constantinople from the Fourth to the Fourteenth Centuries. Fr Morozowich is Associate Professor of Liturgy and Sacramental Theology at The Catholic University of America, Associate Dean for Seminary and Ministerial Programs, and presently serves as Dean of The School of Theology and Religious Studies. His research in liturgical history focuses on various topics including penitential practices and the liturgical year as well as divergent issues in Eastern Christian Mysteries.