Renowned Byzantine priest and liturgist Fr. David E. Anderson delivered a series of lectures at Christendom College beginning on February 4, focusing on the liturgical traditions of the Eastern Churches. This is the first of Fr. Anderson’s series, titled An Introduction to the Eastern Churches and Their Liturgical Traditions.

Fr. David E. Anderson, a priest of the Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of Chicago, was born in 1953 in Jamestown, N.Y. Educated at Wadhams Hall and St. Vladimir’s Seminary, where he was a student of Fr. Alexander Schmemann, he was ordained in 1983 and has served as a parish priest for 31 years, the last 15 of which have been at St. Peter’s Church in Ukiah, California. From before his ordination until now, he has been both a teacher and a translator of patristic and Byzantine liturgical texts.