Ramez Mikhail

Postdoctoral Associate / Lecturer in Liturgical Studies

Ramez Mikhail, who is receiving his Ph.D. in theology from the University of Vienna in June 2017, will be joining the ISM as a postdoctoral associate in liturgical studies. He studies eastern liturgical traditions, focusing on the Coptic/Alexandrian traditions. At Yale, he will prepare his doctoral dissertation for publication, entitled The Presentation of the Lamb: A Historical and Theological Analysis of the Prothesis and Preparatory Rites of the Coptic Liturgy. This work investigates the historical development of the rite of prothesis in the Coptic liturgy, in which the bread and wine for the Eucharist are prepared by placing them on the altar accompanied by the appropriate prayers and chants.