aquinas.scranton.edu | Sara Myers | Faith Editor
University professors and visiting priests will host Byzantine divine liturgies weekly in the Byzantine chapel in Ciszek Hall starting on Nov. 7. Since it was built in 1988 and until last year, there were at least weekly Byzantine liturgies in the chapel in Ciszek Hall.
The Rev. Thomas Sable, S.J., a former theology professor, retired from The University last year. Prior to his retirement, Sable, a biritual priest had been celebrating the divine liturgy each week in the chapel.
This year, some interested professors and students, including Steven T. Dougherty, Ph.D. of the math department and Patrick Clark, Ph.D. of the theology department, decided to start the liturgies up again. After contacting priests in the community and with the support of Campus Ministries, they were able to make arrangements so that every Monday at 6:30 p.m. liturgies can be celebrated in Ciszek Hall. The main focus of the liturgies, Clark explained, is the students.
“We are focusing it toward the students — those who are of that tradition and those who would like to learn more about it,” Clark said.
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