Nina Glibetić

Nina Glibetić

Assistant Professor

Primary Field of Study: Liturgical Studies


Ph.D. in Eastern Christian Studies (Liturgy), Pontifical Oriental Institute, Rome

Research and Training Interests

History of the Byzantine Liturgy, Pre-Modern Ritual Culture, Sinai Monasticism, Christianity among Medieval Slavs, Sacred Space & Ritual Purity, Medieval Liturgy and Gender

Selected Publications

"Reflections on the Crete Document Regarding Orthodox Fasting Practices", The Reception of the Holy and Great Council. Reflections of Orthodox Christian Women, ed. Carrie F. Frost (New York: Faith Matters Series: 2018), pp. 16-21.

“The Passion of Christ in Byzantine Vesting Rituals: The Case of the Epitrachelion”, Studies in Oriental Liturgy: Proceedings of the Fifth International Congress of the Society of Oriental Liturgy, New York, 10-15 June 2014 (Peeters, Leuven 2018). Eds. Bert Groen, Daniel Galadza, Nina Glibetic and Gabriel Radle. In press.

“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.

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).

“An Early Balkan Testimony of the Byzantine Prothesis Rite: The Nomocanon of St Sava of Serbia (†1236)”, ΣΥΝΑΞΗΣ ΚΑΘΟΛΙΚΗ. 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.



Professor Glibetić teaches in the field of liturgical studies. Her research is interdisciplinary, drawing principally from liturgiology, medieval history, ritual studies, and Byzantine and Slavic studies. She has received several fellowships, including at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, Dumbarton Oaks, the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and the Yale Institute of Sacred Music. Professor Glibetić has published on a variety of topics, such as the development of eucharistic practices in Byzantium, the liturgy of early Slavs on the Sinai, religious rituals for women at childbirth and miscarriage, and the impact of liturgy on the formation of national identity. Before coming to Notre Dame, she was an Assistant Professor in Liturgical Studies at the Catholic University of America. Glibetić is also currently (2018-2020) a member of an international research team supported by the Austrian Science Fund and dedicated to studying the Glagolitic manuscripts discovered at St Catherine's Monastery on Mt Sinai in 1975. You can find more about this project, entitled "The Origin of the Glagolitic‐Old Church Slavonic Manuscripts," here.




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