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Dom Alcuin Reid

Monastère Saint-Benoît

On the Council Floor: The Council Fathers’ Debate of the Schema on the Sacred Liturgy


Dom Alcuin Reid is a monk of the Monastère Saint-Benoît in the Diocese of Fréjus-Toulon, France. After studies in Theology and in Education in Melbourne, Australia, he was awarded a PhD from King’s College, University of London, for a thesis on twentieth century liturgical reform (2002), which was subsequently published as The Organic Development of the Liturgy, with a preface by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (Ignatius, 2005). He has lectured internationally and has published extensively on the Sacred Liturgy, including Looking Again at the Question of the Liturgy with Cardinal Ratzinger (2003), The Monastic Diurnal (2004), The Ceremonies of the Roman Rite Described (2009). His new edition of A Bitter Trial: Evelyn Waugh and John Carmel Cardinal Heenan on the Liturgical Changes was published by Ignatius Press in 2011. Dom Alcuin was the principal organizer of Sacra Liturgia 2013and edited its proceedings Sacred Liturgy: The Source and Summit of the Life and Mission of the Church (Ignatius, 2014). He has recently edited the T&T Clark Companion to Liturgy (Bloomsbury, 2016) and is currently working on Continuity or Rupture? A Study of the Second Vatican Council’s Reform of the Liturgy. His edition of the proceedings from Sacra Liturgia USA 2015, Liturgy in the Twenty First Century: Contemporary Issues and Perspectives (Bloomsbury, 2016) is due for publication at Sacra Liturgia UK in July. He coordinates the ongoing Sacra Liturgia initiatives and organizes its annual summer school in France.


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