Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

Judith M. Kubicki, C.S.S.F.

Associate Professor
President, North American Academy of Liturgy
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Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D. - Catholic University of America

M.L.M. - Catholic University of America
M.A. - Canisius College

B.A. - Daemen College

Research INterests
Liturgical Theology, Sacramental Theology, particularly Eucharist, and Liturgical Music

Dr. Judith Marie Kubicki’s work focuses on various aspects of liturgical theology, liturgical music, and ritual studies. Her particular focus in sacramental theology is on Eucharist and its implications for living just lives. Her undergraduate course, “Great Christian Hymns” explores the theological meaning of hymn texts within the contexts of space (architecture), history, music, and ritual. She also teaches an undergraduate course in sacraments and a senior values course entitled “Eucharist, Justice, Life.”


Dr. Judith Marie Kubicki, CSSF, is a Felician Franciscan Sister from Buffalo, New York. Previous to her faculty appointment at Fordham, she servedas Academic Dean at Christ the King Seminary, a Graduate School of Theology in East Aurora, New York. Dr. Kubicki has degrees in music, English, and theology. She serves as liturgical music reviewer for the ecumenical liturgical journal Worship and writes a column on hymnody for the GIA Quarterly. She is a past president of the North American Academy of Liturgy (NAAL) and currently serves as convener of its Liturgical Theology Seminar. Dr. Kubicki’s current research is on the theology of classic Christian hymn texts.



The Presence of Christ in the Gathered Assembly. New York: Continuum, 2006.

Liturgical Music as Ritual Symbol: A Case Study of Jacques Berthier’s Taizé Music. Liturgia condenda 9. Leuven, Belgium: Peeters Publishers, 1999.

Publications in Edited Books

“Liturgy and Sacraments: Driving Revitalization by Positioning Worshippers in Vital Communion with the Triune God.” In Interpretive Trends in Christian Revitalization for the Early Twenty First Century, ed. J. Steven O’Malley, 153-159. Lexington, KY: Emeth Press, 2011.

“Sacramental Symbols in a Time of Violence and Disruption: Shaping People of Hope and Eschatological Vision.” In Sacraments: Revelation of the Humanity of God. Engaging the Fundamental Theology of Louis-Marie Chauvet, eds. Philippe Bordeyne and Bruce T. Morrill, 171-185. Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2008.


“Images of Church in Classic Hymnody.” Worship 84:5 (September 2010): 432-452.


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