Inaugural St Bede Lecture
The Institutum Liturgicum established the annual St Bede Lecture first to mark the inaugural summer programme of teaching at the Institutum Liturgicum in 2011.
The inaugural lecture was given by Rev. Dr Ephrem Carr, OSB, President of the Pontifical Institute of Liturgy, Sant’Anselmo, Rome who addressed the need for education and research in liturgy.
Subsequent St Bede Lectures
Subsequently the St Bede Lecture continues to give opportunity to bishops to teach on an article from the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy of the Second Vatican Council, Sacrosanctum Concilium, regarding its meaning and implementation.
The second St Bede Lecture was given in 2012 by the Most Rev. Arthur Roche, the Archbishop Secretary of the Sacred Congregation of Divine Worship who spoke on the earthly liturgy as a participation in the heavenly liturgy (SC 8).
The third St Bede Lecture was given in 2013 not by a bishop, but by Rt Rev. Cuthbert Brogan, OSB, Abbot of St Michael’s Abbey, Farnborough, where the lecture was held, who addressed specifically monastic models of participation in liturgy (SC 14).
The fourth St Bede Lecture was given in 2014 by the Rt Rev. Alan Hopes, Bishop of East Anglia who returned to the topic of active participation in liturgy, this time from a diocesan perspective (SC 14).
The fifth St Bede Lecture was given in 2016 by Prof Joris Geldhof of Casmouth who is to speak on Interiorising the Mystery of the Eucharist (SC 48). The event was hosted at Ealing Abbey, London.
The sixth St Bede Lecture is to be given in 2017 by Archbishop George Stack, who will speak on “Constructing Churches for active participation in the Celebration of Liturgy, (SC 124). The event was hosted at Ealing Abbey, London.
The annual St Bede Lecture series is intended to provide well-prepared reflection intended for publication in Questions Liturgiques/Studies in Liturgy.
The St Bede Lecture is by invitation to:
Representatives of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales
Staff and students of the Institutum Liturgicum
Members of the Liturgical Institute of Leuven, Belgium
Representative members of the Society of Liturgical Studies,
The Catholic Theological Association of Great Britain,
The Society of St Gregory,
The Association for Latin Liturgy
and to the monastic communities of
The lecture has been held alternately at Ealing Abbey and at St. Michael’s Abbey, Farnborough during Summer session of the Institutum Liturgicum.
This lecture series carries on the tradition established at the Pontifical Institute of Liturgy which holds an annual lecture at Sant’Anselmo, Rome, on 4 December, the anniversary of the promulgation of Sacrosanctum Concilium.