About the Author
Rt. Rev. Archimandrite Robert F. Taft, S.J. was Professor of Oriental Liturgy at the Pontifical Oriental Institute in Rome (1970-2002), where he also served as Prefect of the Library (1981-85), and Vice-Rector of the Institute (1995-2001). In addition, he has been Visiting Professor of Liturgy at the University of Notre Dame since 1974, and was Director of the Graduate Program in Liturgical Studies there in 1977-79. He served as Editor-in-Chief of Orientalia Christian Periodica
and is presently Director of Publications at the Pontifical Oriental Institute. He has published hundreds of articles and, at last count, he has written and edited thirty-five books.