Rev. Dominic Serra

Academic Area

  • Liturgical Studies/Sacramental Theology
  • School

  • School of Theology and Religious Studies
  • Expertise

  • The Liturgies of Christian Initiation
  • The Eucharistic Epiclesis
  • The History and Sources of the Liturgy
  • Biography

    Dominic Serra holds the MA in liturgical research from the University of Notre Dame and the Doctorate in Sacred Liturgy from the Pontifical Institute of Liturgy at the Athenaeum Sancti Anselmi in Rome. He taught Liturgical Studies and Sacramental Theology at The Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity in St. Paul, Minnesota before joining the faculty at The Catholic University of America in 2000. He is a native of the Bronx and a priest of the Archdiocese of New York where he served in parish ministry for fourteen years. Recent research projects have been in the area of Christian Initiation. He is currently writing a book on early Roman baptismal practice and theology.


    "The Introductory Rites: Theology of the Latin Text and Rite."  In A Commentary on the Order of Mass of the Roman Missal, ed. Edward Foley, 125-132.  Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2011.

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