The Catholic University of America

Nina Glibetic, Ph.D. 
– Assistant Professor of Liturgical Studies/Sacramental Theology




Nina Glibetic received her doctorate at the Pontifical Oriental Institute (Rome) in 2013, where she focused on the history of the liturgy in the Christian East, especially among medieval Byzantines and Slavs. She also holds an STL in Systematic Theology and an STB from the Pontifical University of St Thomas Aquinas, as well as a BA in Religious Studies from McGill University (Montreal). Since completing her doctorate, Dr. Glibetic has held postdoctoral fellowships at the Institute of Sacred Music (Yale University), Dumbarton Oaks and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Prior to joining the School of Theology and Religious Studies in 2017, she was at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton as a member in the School of Historical Studies.
Dr. Glibetic has edited two volumes and published several articles on topics such as liturgical practices at St Catherine's Monastery on the Sinai, Glagolitic liturgical books, the history of vesting prayers in Byzantium, and contemporary liturgical reform.

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Contact Information

Phone: 202-319-5120
Fax: 202-319-5704

Areas of Expertise

  • History of the liturgy

  • Medieval Slavic religous culture

Latest Publications

“A New, Eleventh-Century Glagolitic Liturgical Fragment from St Catherine’s
Monastery on the Sinai: The Oldest Slavic Horologion”, Archeographical Papers 37 (2015),
pp. 11-47.
“The Byzantine Enarxis Psalmody on the Balkans (13th-14th century)”, Rites and Rituals of
the Christian East: Proceedings of the Fourth International Congress of the Society of Oriental Liturgy, eds. D. Galadza, N. Glibetic, B. Groen, G. Radle (Leuven 2014), pp. 329-338.
“An Early Balkan Testimony of the Byzantine Prothesis Rite: The Nomocanon of St Sava
of Serbia (†1236)”, SYNAXIS KATHOLIKE. Beiträge zu Gottesdienst und Geschichte der
fünf altkirchlichen Patriarchate für Heinzgerd Brakmann zum 70. Geburstag Festschrift for
Heinzgerd Brakmann, eds. D. Atanassova and T. Chronz (Münster 2014), pp. 239-248.

“The Oldest Sinai Sources of the Byzantine Divine Liturgy in Cyrillic: Sinai Slav. 38/N,
Sinai Slav. 39/N and Sinai Slav. 40/O+N”, Bollettino della Badia Greca di Grottaferrata, Terza
Serie 10 (2013), pp. 115-144.

“Contemporary Liturgical Renewal Movement in Serbia”, Inquiries into Eastern Christian
Worship: Selected Papers of the Second International Congress of the Society of Oriental Liturgy, Rome, 17 – 21 September 2008, eds. B. J. Groen and S. Hawkes-Teeples, S. Alexopoulos (Leuven 2012), pp. 393-414.
Co-Edited Volumes:
Rites and Rituals of the Christian East: Proceedings of the Fourth International Congress of the Society of Oriental Liturgy, Lebanon, July 10-15, 2012. Eastern Christian Studies 22. Co-
edited with D. Galadza, B. Groen, G. Radle (Peeters, Leuven 2014).
Toxotês: Studies for Stefano Parenti. Analekta Kryptoferrês 9. Co-edited with D. Galadza
and G. Radle (Grottaferrata 2010).