Theology and Liturgy as Life in Community and Shared Spirituality


  • Ioan Sauca World Council of Churches



Theology, Liturgy, Spirituality, Ecumenism, World Council of Churches


Theology and Liturgy are two important dimensions of the Christian faith. Since faith can only be thought of in a holistic way, both Theology and Liturgy must have a place in the lives of the faithful. Theology as a reflection on faith is not a science that uses only methods of empirical sciences, but is first and foremost the experience of communication with God. The fundamental form of communication with God, however, is Liturgy. Therefore, theology as well as Liturgy must always be practised in community as “church”. The Ecumenical Institute at Bossey aims at such a holistic approach of Theology, Liturgy and life in communion. This perspective has implications for the upcoming 11th Assembly of the World Council of Churches in Karlsruhe, Germany.


Ioan Sauca, World Council of Churches

Ioan Sauca is Acting General Secretary of the World Council of Churches and belongs to the Romanian Orthodox Church. Previously, he was professor for Missiology at the Ecumenical Institute at Bossey from 1998 and director of the institute from 2001. He has also taught Mission and Ecumenism at the Faculty of Theology in Sibiu, Romania.





Sauca, I. (2022). Theology and Liturgy as Life in Community and Shared Spirituality. Ex Fonte – Journal of Ecumenical Studies in Liturgy, 1, 109–127.