Sacred Architecture of East and West

Collage of churches' architecture

Sacred Architecture of East and West: Lessons from History and Contemporary Trends

Feb. 27 - Mar. 1, 2015
Loyola Marymount University

This 2015 symposium was the third and final in our series exploring the relationship between tradition and contemporary practice in Catholic and Orthodox liturgy.

Throughout history, Christians have gathered in private rooms, cemetery chapels, basilicas, cathedrals, ships, garages, and buildings of all sizes and shapes to worship the triune God. The buildings accrued symbolic significance to such a degree that all of salvation history could be communicated through the various rooms, vessels, iconographic programs, and liturgical rituals celebrated in the space. As we reflect on architecture in the 21st century, many new questions emerge. 

Keynote speaker: 

The Very Rev. Mark Morozowich, provost, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC

Other speakers included: 

Nicholas Denysenko Loyola Marymount University
Sharon Gerstel UCLA 
Robin Jensen Vanderbilt University
Jeanne Kilde University of Minnesota
Tom Lucas Seattle University
Christina Maranci Tufts University
Denis McNamara
Richard Vosko

Day One Video:

Day Two Video:

This free public event was a collaboration with the Henry Luce Foundation and the Virginia H. Farah Foundation. The Huffington Ecumenical Institute is grateful to these foundations for their generous support of the Institute‚Äôs 2013-2015 spring symposia on the liturgical arts.