For 68 years, the Institute of Liturgical Studies has provided a place of engaging emerging topics in liturgical renewal. This year is no different, and I invite you to explore our site and discover our offerings for the upcoming 2016 year. We have planned this year as the second in a series exploring our relationship to creation as a site of liturgical renewal. In 2015 we considered how stewardship of creation takes on new urgency as we discover the fragile nature of our universe. In 2016 we will explore how we frame our own vocation and worship in this interconnected cosmos.
We welcome all those interested in worship, liturgical theology, liturgical preaching, church music, and ecclesiastical arts, to peruse this year's offerings. Each year we welcome both those who have attended for over four consecutive decades, and those who will attend for the first time. Some come for the opportunity for continuing education (CEU credit is available for the Institute). Others come for the opportunity to join colleagues in rich and engaging worship. Others come for personal retreat, rest and renewal.
For whatever your reasons, we hope you will join us for the 2016 Institute, Bearing God's Creative and Redeeming Word to all the World: Vocation and Worship, April 4-6, 2016, on Valparaiso University's campus.
The Chapel of the Resurrection, where we gather for prayer, word and meal, is always the center of our time together. The Harre Student Union is the home for our Institute’s registration, plenary presentations, meals and exhibits. The Union’s proximity to the Chapel makes walking distances convenient.
The Advisory Council is excited about these new and engaging opportunities for education and renewal. Please join us!
Lorraine S. Brugh