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.
Areas of Expertise
The Liturgies of Christian Initiation
The Eucharistic Epiclesis
The History and Sources of the Liturgy
“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.
TRS 641A Sacraments of Initiation
TRS 641C Sacraments of Reconciliation and Anointing
TRS 740 Liturgical Sources
TRS 741A Liturgy: Theological and Historical Perspectives
TRS 742B Liturgy of Hours and Community Prayer
TRS 749 The Holy Spirit in Liturgical Celebration