The Philadelphia Liturgical Institute

c/o Department of Theology, Villanova University

800 Lancaster Avenue, Villanova, PA  19085


The Philadelphia Liturgical Institute is an ecumenical foundation that endeavors to cultivate the renewal of Christian worship in local congregations through educational events and parish visitations as a means of proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ.


The Philadelphia Liturgical Institute, guided by scripture and tradition, is committed to promoting authentic Christian liturgy for the praiseof God and the sanctification of all people.

Board Members

The board of the Philadelphia Liturgical Institute is purposely ecumenical and includes lay persons, clergy, and religious in a broad spectrum of ecclesial and liturgical traditions: Anglican, Baptist, Lutheran, Methodist, Orthodox, Pentecostal, Reformed, and Roman Catholic.

Professor Timothy Brunk, Convener
The Rev. Dr. Norman A. Hjelm 
The Rev. Stephen A. Keiser
The Rev. Dr. Wendell Mapson 
The Rev. Thomas L. McLellan
The Rev. Dr. F. Russell Mittman
Mr. P. Michael O'Rourke
‚ÄčThe Very Rev. Judith A. Sullivan