Welcome at the Department of Liturgical Studies!

Monstrances in Stephansdom, Vienna

Byzantine Mass in the melkite Church of Harrissa, Lebanon

At the University of Vienna, the academic discipline of liturgical studies is closely connected with sacramental theology. The chair was established on February 8, 1967 - as recorded in the chronicle of the Faculty of Catholic Theology.

According to its self-conception, emphasis is put on a comparative historical and systematical methodology always taking into account sacramental theology.

Its main task in research and teaching is the theological and scientific reflection of the faith, as it takes shape in the history of the sacramental celebrations of the Christian service in the various ecclesial communities of the past and present.