The Temple Transformed: Liturgy, Art, Music, Architecture & the Fulfillment of the Old Testament

2014 Annual Conference of the Society for Catholic Liturgy
St. Mary’s Cathedral, Colorado Springs, Colorado
October 2-4, 2014

BishopConley photo
Join us and our keynote speaker, Bishop James D. Conley, for the 2014 Annual Conference of the Society for Catholic Liturgy, when we will explore the relationship between the robust worship of the Old Covenant and that of the New. Scholarly presentations from a number of related fields will be given. In addition, the Pastoral Track of the conference has been revitalized to 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.

Conference Registration
Schedule of Events
Getting to the Conference
Accommodation in the Area

Schedule of Events

Thursday October 2

6:15 Evening Prayer at St. Mary Cathedral
7:00 Keynote address: Bishop Conley

Friday October 3

9:15 am: Dr. Denis McNamara: Temple and Synagogue: How Rediscovering the Meaning of the Temple Informs the Design of Catholic Churches

10:30: Session I

  • Dr. Keith Lemma: From Natural to Temple Sacrifice in the Theology of Joseph Ratzinger
  • Deacon David Lopez: “Order of Levitical Blessing:” Fruitfully Reclaiming a Patristic, Liturgical Typology of the Diaconate
  • Sacred Music Session 1: Dr. Jennifer Donelson: Gregorian Chant in the Parish School: Methods, Means, Personnel

11:30: Session II

  • Architect Dino Marcantonio: The Temple Untransformed: A Lesson in the Unchanging Nature of Architecture
  • Sr. Madeleine Grace, CVI: Contemplating the Theotokos as the Temple of the Lord
  • Sacred Music Session 2: Mr. Nathan Knutson: Building a Parish Sacred Music Program: Renewing, Rethinking, and Revitalizing

12:30 Lunch

2:00: Session III

  • Architect James McCrery: The Catholic Church as the Temple of the New Testament- The implications and obligations for Church Art and Architecture
  • Mr. Kyle Washut, STL: Two Theologies of the Church Building: Two Complimentary Visions of St. Maximus the Confessor and St. Thomas Aquinas
  • Pastoral Session 1: Father Robert Johansen: Reinvigorating Your Altar Server Program

3:00 SCL Business Meeting for full and associate members only

3:00 Session IV

  • Bernard Brandt: An introduction to Byzantine Orthodox liturgical praxis, with particular emphasis on the Naus or Temple
  • Pastoral Session 2: Deacon Michael Pascarella: A Rubrical Guide to a Deacon’s Service at the Altar

4:30 Evening Prayer Cathedral

5:00 Mass Extraordinary Form (Cathedral)

6:00 Banquet; speaker Architect Duncan Stroik: Renaissance Churches: Fulfillment of Jewish Temple Architecture

Saturday, October 4

7:30 Morning Prayer and Mass Ordinary Form (Cathedral)

9:15 Father Uwe Michael Lang: Augustine’s Conception of Sacrifice in City of God, X and the Eucharistic Sacrifice

10:30 Session I

  • Architect Stephen Baker: Between Seen and Unseen: The transformative nature of ornament and its role in creating transitional spaces in Catholic sacred architecture.
  • Dr. Alphonso L. Pinto: Hilasterion: The depiction of God from the Temple to the Church
  • Sacred Music Session 3: Dr. Jennifer Donelson: Sacred Music to Revitalize Parish Life and Liturgy: Why Beauty and Tradition Matter in Modernity

11:30 Session II

  • Dr. Anthony Lilles: Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity and the Temple of the Holy Spirit
  • Father Daniel Cardo: The Centrality of the Cross in the Celebration of the Eucharist: Patristic, Euchological and Ritual Evidence
  • Sacred Music Session 4: Sister Myriam Rose Shaffer, ACJ and Mr. Nathan Knutson: Spiritual Formation and the Interior Life of Clergy, Seminarians, and Religious

12:30 Lunch

1:30 Session III

  • Richard H. Bulzacchelli, STD: Serpent and Sacrifice: Pasch, Promise, and Parousia
  • Architect William Heyer: Discovering Meaning in the Temple: Memory and Architecture as Divine Directive
  • Pastoral Session 3: Dr. Michael Foley: The Mystagogical Value of Traditional Wedding Customs

2:30 Session IV

  • Fr. Thomas Lane: The Jewish Temple is Fulfilled in Christ and the Temple Liturgies are Fulfilled in the Sacraments
  • Pastoral Session 4: Dr. Carmina Chapp: Baptismal and Marriage Preparation Programs as Moments for Evangelization

3:15 prompt departure for those going to Denver, Anticipated Mass at 4:30, tour of Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception following

Getting to the Conference

Location: St Mary Cathedral Colorado Springs


Colorado Springs

Denver International Airport

Accommodation in the Area

Holiday Inn Express
105 North Spruce Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80905.
The Holiday Inn is half a mile from the Cathedral, a walk of approximately ten minutes.
Rooms: $89.00 per night
Suites: $119.00 per night
Discount Registration Code: ‘SCL’

Clarion Hotel
Clarion Hotel, 314 West Bijou St., Colorado Springs, CO, US, 80905.
The Clarion is .3 miles from the Cathedral, a walk of approximately seven minutes.
Rooms: $69.00 per night
*Note, in order to get the discount rate at the Clarion, you must make a phone reservation and reference the conference.

Broadmoor Hotel
Broadmoor Hotel, 1 Lake Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80906.
The Broadmoor is 4.8 miles from the Cathedral, a drive of approximately 11 minutes.
Rooms: $235.00 per night

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