Call for papers: Hispanic-Mozarabic Rite: History and Theology



The topic of the issue: Hispanic-Mozarabic Rite: History and Theology

Editors of the volume: Krzysztof Porosło (The Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow), Piotr Roszak (Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń)

1. Explanation of the topic

Among studies on the history and theology of the liturgy, there have recently appeared many studies on the Hispanic-Mozarabic rite, which is presented in its historical, cultural, theological, and architectural context. The subject of analysis is both the renewed form of this rite and its earlier traditions, which provide valuable information on the formation of many customs, rites, or prayer texts. Hispanic Euchology remains a testimony to the development of many theological ideas, which reveal a Christology, pneumatology, Mariology, ecclesiology, or sacramentology that has never been explicitly expressed in the form of systematic studies. Much attention has so far been paid to the stages of the formation of the ritual, but less well-known are the rites of blessing, processions, euchologies, and music. On the other hand, the Mozarabas are most often told only in the context of Spanish history and their role during the so-called Reconquista, omitting the spiritual physiognomy and theology implicitly present in the rite celebrated. And yet it was thanks to their faith, expressed in the liturgy celebrated, that they were able to maintain their Christian identity while living in a Muslim state.

To provide a glimpse of the theological richness and at the same time provide material for comparative studies, we invite to write papers on the history of the rite, its euchology (also its biblical content), the current form of its celebration in the realities of modern culture, the question of changing the rite, the penetration of Mozarabic ideas into the Gallican or Roman liturgy (and vice versa), analyses of the euchology or the role of the liturgy in the construction of identity. To fully grasp the context of the Hispanic-Mozarabic rite, references to the theology of the Church Fathers who came from and worked in the Iberian Peninsula will be necessary, especially the reception in Spain of the first universal councils, especially in the context of the Arian and Priscillian heresies. Studies indicating the inspiration of Mozarabic spirituality in later eras will also be of interest.

2. Deadlines and conditions

Articles may be written in Polish or one of the conference languages: English, German, French, Spanish, or Italian.

For detailed guidelines for authors, see:

As to editorial guidelines, the submission should conform to the Author-Date Style as defined by the Chicago Manual of Style (17th edition).


Deadline for submission of texts: November 30, 2024.

Publication date of the issue: March 2025.

Texts should be submitted via the journal’s website:

Correspondence with the Editors of the volume and the Editorial Team:

3. Why is it worth publishing in the Verbum Vitae Quarterly?

The quarterly Verbum Vitae is currently one of the three highest-ranking theological journals in Poland. In the latest ratings of journals issued by the Ministry of Education and Science (5.01.2024), our publication was assigned a top score of 100 points. Moreover, Verbum Vitae is represented in the SCOPUS, DOAJ, ATLA, and EBSCO scholarly databases. The last three named platforms in fact deliver every article published in our journal in full-text PDF format to every university library in the world. This makes Verbum Vitae an extremely effective venue for academics to participate in the arena of international scientific dialogue.