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Anna Petrin

Assistant Professor


Philosophy/Religious Studies

Courses taught:

Encountering Faith RST-112
The Church Today RST-214
ST: Sacred Time/Sacred Acts RST-250L
ST: Sacraments and Ethics RST-250Q
ST: Holy Women RST-450H
ST: Rituals and Mystagogy RST-H250S
- Modern Belief
- Sacred Time & Sacred Acts
- Mary in the Global South
- Sacraments & Ethics: Not Just Thoughts and Prayers

Areas of Interest:
- Liturgical history
- Contemporary liturgical theology
- Ritual theory
- Mariology
- Popular piety
- Ecumenical theology

- Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
- M.T.S., University of Notre Dame
- M.Div., Duke University
- B.A., North Carolina State University

Professor Anna Petrin specializes in the history and development of practices of Christian worship. Her research explores the prayers and practices of the early Church and modern liturgical and ecumenical theology. Prof. Petrin is passionate about exploring the academic study of religion with students and about working with them to investigate the intersections between thought, worship, and everyday life in religious traditions. Prior to joining the faculty at Marywood, she taught at Wesley Theological Seminary (Washington, D.C.) and the University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, Indiana).

Presentations and Publications

“The Sanctus and Intercessions of Mystagogical Catechesis 5: Some Implications for the Anaphora of St. James.”
In The Liturgy of St. James: Origins, Contexts, and Reception in East and West, edited by Harald Buchinger.

“Insights from Mrs. Murphy: Caryll Houselander as Liturgical Theologian.” Worship 94 (2020): 206-227.

“Sanctus.” In Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity, edited by David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, and Bert
Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Brill, forthcoming (first published online: 2019).

“Reconsidering the ‘Egyptian Connection’ in the Anaphora of Fourth-Century Jerusalem.” Studia Patristica 92
(2017): 65-76.