The Spirit in Worship and
in the Spirit Presenter
Professor Peter Galadza
Peter Galadza is Kule Family Professor of Liturgy at the Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies in the Faculty of Theology, Saint Paul University, Ottawa, Canada, and a member of the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research at the University of Ottawa.
Among his publications are: The Theology and Liturgical Work of Andrei Sheptytsky, OCAnalecta 272, Rome, 2004; The Divine Liturgy: An Anthology for Worship, Ottawa, 2004; and Unité en division: Les lettres de Lev Gillet (“Un moine de l’Eglise d’Orient”) à Andrei Cheptytsky – 1921-1929, Parole et Silence, 2007.
In 2003-2004 he was a research fellow at Harvard University’s Dumbarton Oaks Byzantine Research Center in Georgetown, Washington, DC.
Between 1994 and 2005 he was editor of Logos: A Journal of Eastern Christian Studies.
During the 1999-2000 academic year, Fr. Galadza served as dean of the L’viv Theological Academy in Ukraine (since 2002, The Ukrainian Catholic University), for which he was awarded the jeweled pectoral cross by Cardinal Lubomyr Husar.
He earned his Ph.D. in theology from the University of Saint Michael’s College in the University of Toronto in 1994.
The Holy Spirit in Eastern Orthodox Worship: Credal Potential, Historical Enfleshments, and Modern Challenges
Eastern Orthodox worship is frequently described as strongly pneumatic - at least as compared with certain other Christian traditions. This paper will examine the veracity of this assertion by exploring key aspects of Byzantine liturgy, both historically and from the perspective of modern theology and practice. The categories: i) theology of worship, ii) theology from worship, iii) liturgical theology in the conventional sense, and iv) liturgical theology as understood by David Fagerberg will be employed to organize the analysis. The paper will also reflect on how Western modernity and post-modernity provide challenges and opportunities for Eastern Christians hoping to worship in spirit and truth.