Through the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy, you can study academic courses in liturgical studies and sacramental theology, such as the Graduate Certificate in Theological Studies (Liturgy) and a liturgy concentration within the Master of Theological Studies. You can also undertake higher degree research in liturgy, sacramental theology and the sacred arts at masters and doctoral levels.

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Undergraduate program

Units in Liturgy and Sacraments can be studied at Undergraduate level

Undergraduate Units on offer in 2023

THCP105 Prayer and Liturgy (Semester 2, scheduled online mode)

THCT202 Christian Symbol, Ritual and Sacrament (Semester 2, on campus, multiple campuses)

Postgraduate programs

Areas of concentration: Liturgy and Sacraments

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Postgraduate Units on offer in 2023

THLS500 Celebrating Feasts and Seasons (Semester 1, scheduled online mode)

THLS501 Foundations in Liturgy (Semester 1, scheduled online mode)

THCT602 Sacraments and Sacramentality (Semester 1 scheduled online mode)

THLS502 Liturgical Music (Professional Term 5, July 3-6, on campus, Melbourne)

Higher Degree Research

Areas of concentration: Liturgy, Sacraments and the Sacred Art

Research students

Higher degree research (HDR) students in liturgy, sacraments and the sacred arts undertake their programs of study through the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy. Current HDR students are conducting research on a variety of topics.

Centre for Liturgy Postgraduate Scholarship

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Meet some recent PhD's

Jennifer Wakeling

Thesis title:
Divine Resonance: Meaning-Generation via Instrumental Music within Christian Worship

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Daniel McGrath

Thesis title:
Marriage as creative union: A liturgical theology drawn from The Order of Celebrating Matrimony.

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Meet another research student

Michael Wallace

Thesis title:
Defrosting Christmas: locating the liturgical year in Aotearoa New Zealand

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GCTS (Liturgy) Graduates


2022    Josephine Emery (Hobart)


2021    Elizabeth Fort (Brisbane)


2020    Maria Forde (Regional Victoria)

            Alessio Loiacono (Perth)

            Christopher Larter (Brisbane)

            Helen Hunter (Lismore)


2019    Fr. Vincent Trung Nguyen (Broken Bay Diocese)

            Kerin Johnson (Ballarat)

            Louisa Cataldo (Sydney)

            Jennifer Wakeling (Brisbane)


2018    John Briffa (Toowoomba)

            Stephen Kirk (Canberra)


2016    Bernadette Christensen (Gold Coast)

            Carmel Fante (Sydney)

            Raymond McCauley (Parramatta)


2015    Janette Allen (Townsville)


2014    Jocelyn Bode (Gold Coast)

            Madalena Broadbent (Melbourne)

            Vanessa Denham (Port Macquarie)

            Josie Ryan (Sydney)


2013    Geoffrey Madden (Brisbane)

GDTS (Liturgy Graduates)

2017    Thomas Cullen (Brisbane)


2016    Deacon Charles Applin (Bathurst)

            Susan Fajardo (Brisbane)

MTS (Liturgy Graduates)

    Thomas Cullen (Brisbane)

2019    Fr. Paul Sireh, O Carm (Melbourne)

            Susan Fajardo (Brisbane)



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