Farewell and Welcome to Faculty
As the new academic year unfolds before us, we bid farewell to one cherished colleague and welcome three others back to Yale.
Siobhán Garrigan leaves Yale to accept a tenured position as associate professor of theology at the University of Exeter (UK). On the ISM and YDS faculties since 2002, she was honored at the commencement banquet for her great contributions to the community during her years at Yale. She is known not only for her teaching and scholarship, but also for the lasting impact on the SDQ community of her work as Dean of the ecumenical daily worship program of Marquand Chapel. During her time, the chapel program has grown immensely both in worshipers and worship leadership. She has also trained and mentored generations of student chapel ministers and other liturgical leaders, many, many of whom are working in various ministries themselves right now. We are grateful to Siobhán Garrigan for her energy and creativity, through which Marquand Chapel has become an even more vibrant center of worship and spiritual formation.
Siobhán Garrigan bids farewell. Photo: Derek Greten-Harrison.
Gordon Lathrop returns as Visiting Professor of Liturgical Studies and will teach again his ever popular course in Liturgical Theology. Professor Lathrop is Charles A. Schieren Professor of Liturgy, Emeritus.the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. Among other books, he is the author of Holy Things: A Liturgical Theology (Fortress 1993), Holy People: A Liturgical Ecclesiology (Fortress, 1999), Holy Ground: A Liturgical Cosmology (Fortress, 2003), Central Things: Worship in Word and Sacrament (Augsburg Fortress, 2005), and The Pastor: A Spirituality (Fortress, 2006). He is an associate editor of the journal Worship and was the tenth president of the North American Academy of Liturgy. He is President-Elect of Societas Liturgica.
Robin Leaver will once again be Visiting Professor of Music History. An internationally recognized hymnologist, musicologist, liturgical expert, Bach scholar, and Reformation specialist, he has authored numerous books and articles in the cross-disciplinary areas of liturgy, (continued below)
On June 12 and 13 Thomas Murray joined Gerre and Judith Hancock in two organ recitals during festive celebrations at the Community of Jesus in Orleans, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod. Marking the 40th anniversary of the incorporation of the Community and the 10th anniversary of the consecration of their Church of the Transfiguration, the weekend included the blessing of new bells from the Whitechapel Foundry in London, placed in a free-standing campanile seen in the background of this photo. Surmounting the bell tower is a bronze sculpture, The Angel, from the studio of Countess Daphne du Barry in Italy. In recognition of the Hancocks’ long association with the Community and Gloriae Dei Cantores, their highly esteemed choir, a Hancock Garden has been created on the campus. The organ in the church has been designed and built by Nelson Barden of Boston and contains many ranks of pipes from E.M. Skinner instruments. It has nearly reached 100 ranks in size will contain approximately 10,000 pipes upon completion.
Gerre and Judith Hancock with Thomas Murray.
Thomas Troeger’s new book, Wonder Reborn: Creating Sermons on Hymns, Music, and Poetry (Oxford, 2010) is dedicated to the colleagues and students in the Yale Institute of Sacred Music. Prof. Troeger will read from and speak about the book as part of the Yale Literature and Spirituality Series in October. The presentation will also include music of Fauré and Bach performed by ISM students.
Bryan Spinks preaches and presides every Sunday in the Middlesex Area Cluster Ministry. This photograph was taken Easter Day at St. James Higganum, when Syrian Orthodox vestments and the eucharistic prayer of St. James were used. He also presented a major paper at the Society for Oriental Liturgy meeting in Volos Greece in May entitled “Carefully Chosen words? The Christological Intentionality in the Institution Narrative and the Epiclesis of the Syriac Anaphora of St. James.” In addition, his book The Worship Mall: Contemporary Responses to Contemporary Culture has just been published by Alcuin Club.