St Athanasius College is excited to host Dr Ramez Mikhail this coming winter, who will deliver an intensive unit titled 'The Liturgies of Egypt: a Historical Regional Survey' The unit will explore the liturgical traditions of various regions and communities in Egypt in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages. The diversity in liturgical prayers and practices in the Egyptian liturgical realm, including sources from Northern Egypt, Southern Egypt, Scetis, Sinai, as well as both Coptic and Melkite texts will be studied. Emphasis is placed on the diversity of liturgical expression and unity of theology across various regions and communities.

The intensive will be held at the Eporo Campus on the weekends of June 28-30 and July 5-7, 2019 For enrolment and further information please email pdobson@sac.edu.au

Dr Ramez Mikhail holds a BA in Classical Studies from the University of California, Riverside and an MLIS (Masters of Library and Information Science) from San Jose State University, a Master of Arts in Applied Orthodox Theologyfrom the University of Balamand in Lebanon, with a thesis titled The Presanctified Liturgy in the Alexandrian Tradition, and a doctorate in Liturgical Studies and Sacramental Theology at the Faculty of Catholic Theology of the University of Vienna in Austria. His research is focused on the historical development and theology of the Coptic rite of the Prothesis. Ramez has previously taught an on line unit at SAC titled 'Coptic Liturgy - Vespers, Matins and Divine Liturgy'

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