Conference Schedule

Full of Your Glory: Liturgy, Cosmos, Creation

2018 Yale Liturgy Conference — June 18–21, 2018


Primary Conference Locations and Meeting Rooms:

  • Sterling Divinity Quadrangle (Yale Divinity School), 409 Prospect Street

ISM Great Hall (N100); Marquand Chapel; and other rooms as indicated

  • Omni Hotel, 155 Temple Street
  • Trinity Church on the Green (keynote address only), Temple at Chapel St.

Note: the schedule is provisional—new information is added frequently!

Monday, June 18


1:15 p.m.      Shuttle bus leaves downtown hotels for conference venue; continues to run back and forth.

4:00 p.m.      Last shuttle departure from hotels for conference. 


1:30 p.m.      Conference check-in opens; coffee available | Sarah Smith Gallery

2:30 p.m.      Welcome Remarks | Marquand Chapel

2:45 p.m.      Plenary Session | Marquand Chapel

‘Bless the Lord, fire and heat’: Reclaiming Daniel’s Cosmic Liturgy for Contemporary Eco-Justice
Anathea Portier-Young

3:45 p.m.     Short break

4:00 p.m.      Plenary Session Marquand Chapel

‘The First-Fruits of God’s Creatures’: Bread, Eucharist, and the Ancient Economy
Andrew McGowan


5:00 p.m.     Reception Common Room

6:00 p.m.     Shuttle bus departs from main entrance for downtown hotels; makes additional runs as necessary 


Tuesday, June 19



8:30 a.m.      Shuttle bus leaves downtown hotels for conference venue; continues to run back and forth

10:00 a.m.    Last shuttle departure from hotels for conference


8:30 a.m.      Coffee available in Common Room

9:00 a.m.      Plenary Session | Marquand Chapel

The Crux of the Cosmos in the Art of Fifth-Century Rome
Felicity Harley-McGowan

10:00 a.m.    Coffee break | Common Room

10:30 a.m.    “On Earth as It Is in Heaven” Theology Panel

David Grumett: The World as Christ’s Body: Problems and Possibilities
Kevin Irwin: Contemporary Sacramental/Liturgical Theology in Light of LAUDATO SI
Mary McGann: Troubled Waters, Troubling Initiation Rites

12:15 p.m.   Lunch Break (lunch provided) | Common Room

2:00 p.m.     Break-Out Session I | Various rooms as indicated

Gail Ramshaw: “The earth is full of your glory” | Marquand Chapel
Arman Shokhikyan: The Role of Non-human Creation in Armenian Blessing Services: Towards an Ecological Reading of Armenian Euchologion RSV Room
Duco Vollebregt: Nox in qua terrenis caelestia iunguntur: Natural Symbols and the Redemption of Creation in the Easter Vigil of Rome, Milan, and Gaul | Latourette
Mebratu Gebru: A Liturgical View of the Cosmos in the Ethiopian Eucharistic Liturgy | Niebuhr Hall

3:00 p.m.     Coffee break Common Room

3:30 p.m.     Plenary Session | Marquand Chapel

Sanctity, Sin, and the Secular at Medieval Rogationtide
Nathan Ristuccia

4:30 p.m.     Shuttle bus departs from main entrance for downtown hotels; makes additional runs as necessary 

Wednesday, June 20



9:30 a.m.     Plenary Session | Omni Hotel: College Room

A Spring of Blessing: Creation and Sanctification in Byzantine Liturgy and Piety
Nicholas Denysenko

10:30 a.m.   Coffee break

11:00 a.m.   Break-Out Session II | Omni Hotel: meeting rooms as indicated

Benjamin Stewart: Wisdom’s Buried Treasure: Ecological Cosmology in Funeral Rites | Whalley Room
Paul Galbreath: Baptism and Ecology: The Search for a Rite that Connects the Dots | Whitney Room
Margot Fassler: Hildegard of Bingen | George A Room
James Sabak: Keeping Vigil in Embertides | George B Room

12:00 p.m.   Lunch (on your own)

2:30 p.m.     Break-Out Session III Omni Hotel: meeting rooms as indicated

Peter Jeffery: Days and Nights of Creation in Roman Breviary  Whalley Room
Bert Groen: Environment and Eucharist  Whitney Room
Joris Geldhof: Ordo Missae 2002/2008 and Transformations of Creation George A Room
Rhodora Beaton: Mirroring the Other in Worship George B Room
Stelyios Muksuris: “God in the Midst of Gods”: A Theocentric in the Basilian Κοσμοθεωρία and the Prothesis Rite | Chapel AB Room

3:30 p.m.    Free time (on your own)

5:30 p.m.     Keynote Address Trinity Church on the Green

Naming the World: Liturgy and the Transformation of Time and Matter
The Rt Revd Dr Rowan Williams

7:00 p.m.     Banquet (optional) | Omni Hotel; separate registration required

Thursday, June 21


9:00 a.m.      Coffee and Discussion with Rowan Williams | Omni College Room

Light continental breakfast

10:00 a.m.    “Sing, Ye Heavens” Music Panel 

M. Jennifer Bloxam: Cum angelis et archangelis: Singing a Sacramental Cosmology in the Medieval Christian West
Gerald C. Liu: Liturgical Free Association with Symbiopsychotaxiplasm and In a Silent Way
Braxton Shelley: Singing in the Spirit: Gospel Song, Materiality, and Transcendence

11:30 a.m.    Concluding Remarks

12:00 p.m.    Conference Ends