Liturgist Bishop Peter Elliot in St. Louis September 29th & 30th

Liturgist Bishop Peter Elliot in St. Louis September 29th & 30th

The St. Louis Chapter of the Latin Liturgy Association is pleased to welcome liturgist Bishop Peter Elliot to St. Louis Saturday and Sunday, September 29th & 30th, 2012 for a public lecture and Holy Mass atHistoric St. Mary of Victories Chapel downtown.  His Excellency is an international authority on liturgy, and on the Anglican Ordinariates now authorized by Pope Benedict XVI. The public is invited; free of charge.

The lecture is titled “Benedict XVI and the Liturgy: Vision and Practice” and will take place Saturday evening, September 29th at 7:30 PM.

Bishop Elliot will celebrate Holy Mass in the Ordinary Form in Latin at 9 AM on Sunday, September 30th.

Both will take place at historic St. Mary of Victories Chapel 744 South 3rd Street, in downtown St. Louis (Map & Directions). A security patrol will be provided.

Bishop Elliott’s books, Ceremonies of the Modern Roman Rite and Ceremonies of the Liturgical Year are standard works everywhere for liturgists of the ordinary form. He is also the author of Let Us Pray To The Lord, a very fine collection of Prayers of the Faithful that cover every week of the three-year Sunday cycle, with intercessions tailored for the readings of each Sunday.

Born in 1943, Bishop Peter Elliot is the son of an Anglo-Catholic clergyman in Victoria, Australia. Bishop Elliot converted to Catholicism while studying at Oxford. A more complete biography and links to a few articles by His Excellency may be found by clicking here. What the biography does not tell you about his career at the Pontifical Lateran University is that he was graduated  summa cum laude with a doctorate (S.T.D.) for a thesis on the sacramentality of marriage which was later published commercially.