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St. Michael's Conference

StM CrucifixThe St. Michael Liturgical Conference is for pastors and others concerned with the Evangelical-Lutheran Liturgy and its theology. The Conference has three major components: worship, a keynote address, and sectional presentations.

The keynote address establishes the theme for the conference, and the sectional presentations are designed to deal in detail with the conduct of the liturgy. Worship during the conference is centered in the Holy Mass, which begins the Conference, and the Divine Offices of Sext and Vespers.

Stressing the practical application of Lutheran liturgical theology, the conference presentations will inform participants of the rite, rubric, and ceremony of the Evangelical-Lutheran liturgy, so that they may make informed decisions about local customs in their parishes. Time for conversation among participants is encouraged during lunch and the breaks, and at the reception held following the conference.