This October, we will gather at the beautiful and historic St. Mary the Virgin in Times Square to celebrate the witness of the Church's ancient, Catholic faith to a modern world. We will spend time in study, worship and fellowship as we explore the theology of baptism and its role in Catholic evangelism.
The Rev'd Dr Lizette Larson-Miller
The Rev'd Dr. Lizette Larson-Miller is the Huron Lawson Professor at Huron University College (University of Western Ontario) where she teaches liturgical studies. In addition, Lizette is the Diocesan Liturgical Officer for the Diocese of Huron, the chair of IALC (International Anglican Liturgical Conference), and an active member of Societas Liturgica and the North American Academy of Liturgy. She has written extensively on liturgical history, sacramental theology, and sacramental rites, particularly rites with the sick, the dying, and the dead. She previously taught at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, Notre Dame in Indiana, and LMU in Los Angeles. Lizette is a member of the Society and is currently serving a two-year term on the Provincial Council as theologian-at-large.
The Rt Rev'd Dr J. Neil Alexander
Bishop Alexander serves as dean of the School of Theology at the University of the South, and is also the professor of liturgy and the Charles Todd Quintard Professor of Theology. Bishop Alexander was elected the ninth bishop of the Diocese of Atlanta, serving from 2001 until 2012, leaving Atlanta to accept the appointment as dean of the School of Theology. During his time as Bishop of Atlanta, her focused on growing new congregations and ministries as well as developing an efficient communication strategy for the diocese. He has led multiple pilgrimages and mission trips to dioceses in Africa and placed a special focus on relationships with global-south dioceses. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, Moravian College, and the University of South Carolina. He earned his master of divinity from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary and his doctor of theology in liturgics from The General Theological Seminary. He has published extensively in the fields of liturgics, homiletics, sacramental theology, and pastoral practice. His most recent publication, Celebrating Liturgical Time: Days, Weeks, and Seasons, a commentary on sacred time as expressed in the rites of the Book of Common Prayer.
The Rev'd Dr Maxwell Johnson
The Rev'd Dr. Maxwell E. Johnson is professor of liturgy in the Department of Theology at the University of Notre Dame and a pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The author of over 75 articles and book chapters, and the author, co-author, editor, or co-editor of 20 books, Johnson's research focuses on Christian Initiation, the feasts and seasons of the liturgical year, and the Eucharist, as well as ecumenism and mariology. Recent books include The Church in Act: Lutheran Liturgical Theology in Ecumenical Conversation (Fortress Press) and a new edition of the Greek text, English translation, and an introduction to Lectures on the Christian Sacraments, ascribed to St Cyril of Jerusalem (St Vladimir's Seminary Press).