Dom Alcuin Reid is a monk of the Monastère Saint-Benoît in the Diocese of Fréjus-Toulon, France. After studies in Theology and in Education in Melbourne, Australia, he was awarded a PhD from King’s College, University of London, for a thesis on twentieth century liturgical reform (2002), which was subsequently published as The Organic Development of the Liturgy with a preface by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (Ignatius, 2005; trans. Lo sviluppo organico della Liturgia, Cantagalli, 2013). He has lectured internationally and has published extensively on the Sacred Liturgy. His writings have been translated into Italian, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Lithuanian and Polish.
As the International Coordinator of the Sacra Liturgia initiatives (including international conferences in Rome 2013, New York 2015, London 2016, Milan 2017, he has edited Sacred Liturgy: The Source and Summit of the Life and Mission of the Church (Ignatius, 2014) and Liturgy in the Twenty-First Century: Contemporary Issues and Perspectives (Bloomsbury, 2015). His latest publication is The T&T Clark Companion to Liturgy (2016).
He is currently working on two books: Continuity or Rupture? A Study of the Second Vatican Council’s Reform of the Liturgy and Praying the Sacred Liturgy: Drawing from the Source and Summit of Christian Life, as well as editing the proceedings from Sacra Liturgia Milan, 2017.