Spencer Arrowood

Spencer Arrowood


Master of Theological Studies, Liturgical Studies concentration, University of Notre Dame; Bachelor of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology, Union University​

Year of Matriculation




Areas of Interest

Medieval liturgy and chant, Slavistics, East-West relations


My research concerns medieval Christian worship and how the liturgy shaped constructions of time, space, and identity. This includes both Eastern and Western Christian traditions, as well as their mutual relationship. In particular, I am interested in the role of religion in the development of Slavic culture and letters, and the creative engagement of the Slavs with the rest of the medieval world.

Other interests include medieval and Reformation England, contemporary ecumenical relations, and sacred music.

Recent Scholarly Activity


  • "Slavic Use of the Roman Rite: Local Liturgy in Medieval Croatia," December 2019
  • "The Status Quo at Christian Pilgrimage Sites," March 2019 (on-site presentation at the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem)


  • Sellick Award for Travel to and Research in Italy, Fall 2019
  • Diana M. Sciola Grant for Research in Italy, Summer 2019

Teaching Assistant

  • “Foundations of Theology,” University of Notre Dame, Spring 2020