Dear friends of the Institute of Liturgical Studies,

Christ is risen indeed. Alleluia!

Although the 72nd Institute of Liturgical Studies could not be held last month, be assured that the Co-Directors, administrative support, and members of the Advisory Council have been in conversation regarding this past year’s ILS as well as looking ahead to 2021. We regret that this week of renewal could not happen as planned, but we pray that even in the midst of struggle, sickness, and uncertainty, the hope we share in Christ Jesus connects us one to another.

We are grateful to this year’s registrants who donated to one of our designated offerings. $162.50 was raised for Bright Stars of Bethlehem, $410 to Lutheran Summer Music, $557.50 to the ILS Student Scholarship Fund, and $1,332.50 to the International Rescue Committee. Many of you also chose to donate a portion or your total registration amount to offering. Many thanks!

While we do not yet know the exact form it will take, please mark your calendars for April 12-14, 2021. More information will be shared in the coming weeks and months. For an additional way to stay connected to ILS, be sure to like our Institute of Liturgical Studies Facebook page.

In peace,

Brian T. Johnson and Jennifer Baker-Trinity,
co-directors of the Institute for Liturgical Studies