Annual El Salvador Commemorative Lecture to be Held at Holy Cross

Rev. John Baldovin, S.J., professor of historical and liturgical theology at the Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge, Mass., will give the annual El Salvador Commemorative Lecture on Thursday, Nov. 16, at 8 p.m. in Room 519 of the Hogan Campus Center. Fr. Baldovin?s lecture, entitled "Liturgy and the Remembrance of Victims," is free and open to the public.

A 1969 graduate of Holy Cross, Fr. Baldovin completed his doctoral work in theology at Yale University in 1982. He has taught at LeMoyne College, Fordham University and the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, where he also served for a year as acting president.

A member of the North American Academy of Liturgy and of Societas Liturgica, Fr. Baldovin also sits on the advisory board of the International Commission on English in the Liturgy (ICEL). He has published widely in the area of Christian liturgical studies.

Started in 1995, this lecture serves to remember the six Jesuits, their housekeeper and her daughter that were brutally murdered in El Salvador. They were martyred in 1989. The lecture is sponsored by the Jesuit Community, the religious studies department, the Chaplains? Office and Alpha Sigma Nu.