Mr. Joey Spencer, Program Director, writes to inform us that the Te Deum Institute of Sacred Liturgy of the Diocese of Tulsa will host a conference on Sacred Time and the Liturgical Calendar on March 11th and 12th, 2011, featuring the internationally recognized liturgical scholar, author, and Pastoral Delegate for Anglicanorum Coetibus in Australia, Auxiliary Bishop Peter J. Elliott of Melbourne. The conference will be held at the Downtown DoubleTree Hotel, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Bishop Elliott, author of Ceremonies of the Roman Rite and Ceremonies of the Liturgical Year, will give the keynote address, entitled: “The Glory of the Liturgy – Pope Benedict’s Vision” on Friday evening (March 11) with presentations on Saturday (March 12) by Fr. William Christ (Holy Trinity Orthodox Church), Fr. Angelo Van der Putten, F.S.S.P, and Pastor Mason Beecroft (Grace Lutheran Church, LCMS).
A panel discussion in which all the presenters will come together to answer questions will follow.
“The Liturgy and the Eucharist are the source and summit of our life in Christ,” insisted Bishop Edward Slattery, Bishop of Tulsa. “When we are joined with Christ in the Eucharist, we participate in the eternal now of God and time is drawn up into Eternity.” Participants who attend this conference will deepen their understanding of the importance Sacred Time, the manifold ways by which Sacred Time is expressed in the Church’s liturgical calendar, and how the liturgy and the Church Calendar can open up new meaning in our secular calendar.
This conference is open to the public. Cost for the entire conference is $40.00. Special room rates at the DoubleTree are available for those who will stay overnight or for the weekend. For more information or to register, please contact the Te Deum Institute at firstname.lastname@example.org.