Alex C. J. Neroth van Vogelpoel

Alex C. J.  Neroth van Vogelpoel


BA in International Relations and Religious Studies (Stanford University)

SThB and BTh in Eastern Christian Studies (Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies, Saint Paul University, Ottawa)

MSt in Syriac Studies (University of Oxford)

SEOL [Licentiate of Eastern Christian Studies] in Liturgy (Pontificio Istituto Orientale, Rome)

Area of Study

Liturgical Studies



Eastern Christian Liturgy
Syriac Christianity

Fields of Interest:

The East Syriac liturgical tradition
The connection between ethics and Eastern Christian liturgy
Christology and ethics in both Patristic and ecumenical contexts
The Byzantinization of Syriac liturgy among Chalcedonian Christians
Counterintuitive exchange between the Byzantine and East Syriac liturgical traditions

Teaching Competencies:

Foundations of Theology: Biblical and Historical
Singing with Both Lungs: Eastern Christian Liturgical Traditions
On the Third Day There Was a Wedding: A Comparative Liturgical Theology of Marriage
History and Origins of the Eastern Christian Churches
Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Syriac Language
Christian Liturgy as Participation in the Paschal Mystery
The Burning Coal: The Eucharist in the East Syriac Tradition
Mystagogy and Liturgical Theology in the East Syriac Tradition
Deformation or Reformation? Liturgical Change in the Syro-Malabar Tradition
Eastern Christian Liturgy and Ethics
Patristic Social Ethics
Introduction to Ecumenism
Ecumenical Convergence on Christology
Soteriology in Ecumenical Perspective

Recent Publications:

‘The Preparation of the Eucharistic Gifts in the East Syriac Tradition’. In Symposium Syriacum XII: Held at St Lawrence College, Rome 19-21 August 2016, Organized by the Pontifical Oriental Institute on the Occasion of the Centenary Celebration (1917-2017), edited by Emidio Vergani and Sabino Chialà, 391–412. Orientalia Christiana Analecta 311. Rome: Pontificio Istituto Orientale, 2022.

With Daniel Galadza. ‘Multilingualism in the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom among the Melkites’. ARAM Periodical 31, no. 1 (November 2019): 35-50.

The Commentary of Gabriel of Qatar on the East Syriac Morning Service on Ordinary Days: Text, Translation, and Discussion. Indian edition: Moran Etho 44. Kottayam, Kerala, India: Saint Ephrem Ecumenical Research Institute (SEERI), 2018. US edition: Texts from Christian Late Antiquity 53. Piscataway, New Jersey, USA: Gorgias Press, 2018.


"Known in the Baking of the Bread: The Preparation of the Eucharistic Gifts in the East Syriac Tradition"

Director: The Rev. Canon, Prof. Maxwell E. Johnson, PhD

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