Dr. Peter J. Zografos

Associate Professor of Theology
Chair, Theology and Religious Studies Program


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Dr. Zografos is a Sacramental and Liturgical Theologian. His previous ministerial experience has been as a lay ecclesial minister working with many diverse multi-cultural parish communities.  He has served as a spiritual director, pastoral associate, and community builder.  Formerly director of Campus Ministry and adjunct faculty at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas.  Dr. Zografos also served as director of the Office of Evangelization and Worship for the Archdiocese of Anchorage, Alaska. He has presented workshops on the Third Edition of the Roman Missal for the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions in partnership with the United States Catholic Conference of Catholic Bishops.  Dr. Peter, as his students refer to him,  also serves as an adjunct faculty member at Seattle University, School of Theology and Ministry.
B.S. – University of San Francisco, CA  (Organizational Behavior)
M.Div. –  Seattle University, WA  (Divinity – Cross Cultural Ministry)
D. Min. – Barry University, Miami, FL  (Sacramental and Liturgical Theology)
  Teaching Interests at Divine Word:
Theology of Vatican II, Pastoral Care, Christian Ethics, World Religions, Sacramental and Liturgical Theology, Ecclesiology, Faith and Film, Ministerial and Theological Integration, Ministry and the Arts, Eco-Theology, Evangelization in the Digital Age, Public Witness Reflection Skills
  Research Interests:
I have a strong personal commitment to ecumenical and interfaith dialogue, intercultural competency and inclusion utilizing new technologies. The focuses of my near research plans continue the work of liturgy and ethics: The Intersection of Faith and Culture: Window to the Sacred, Liturgical Spirituality as Formative Ritual Practices.  My passion and research is building welcoming and inclusive communities where faith does justice. 
Lifting Up Our Hearts: Praying with the Third Edition of the Roman Missal. (Plainfield, NJ: RENEW International, 2011). 
  Professional Affiliations:
Catholic Theological Society of America
American Academy of Religion
Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions, Former Director
National Black Catholic Congress
North American Academy of Liturgy
SLOAN-Consortium for Online and Blended Learning
Greek, Latin, struggling with Spanish

  Intercultural Experience:
Old Saint Mary’s Cathedral and Holy Family Chinese Mission, San Francisco, CA
CARECEN: Central American Refugee Center, San Francisco, CA
Immaculate Conception African American Catholic Community, Seattle, WA
Alaska: Native Alaskan,  Samoan, Filipino, and Mexican Communities