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Remembering Lúcás (Yiu Sing Luke) Chan, S.J.

The June Issue of the FIRST is dedicated to our friend Lúcás (Yiu Sing Luke) Chan, S.J.

Here are photos, articles, and reflections as well as a Homily by James Keenan and a Eulogy by Charles Chan.


Pioneering Asian theologian in biblical ethics dies at 46 – Joshua J. McElwee

Remembering Lúcás Chan Yiu-Sing – George Griener
Grieving at Pentecost – James Keenan
A musical arrangement by Niall Markey:

“This is my own arrangement of a traditional piece of Irish liturgical music. it was originally written as a poem by Fr. Micheál Ó Síocháin in 1916, and was later set to music by Seán Ó Riada in 1968.

I dedicate this beautiful piece of music in loving memory of my late and beautiful friend, Fr. Lúcás Chan, SJ (06/07/1968 – 05/19/2015)” 

Listen to the arrangement here:

Photos of Lucas:
Lúcás at Marquette Commencement, May 17, 2015


Lúcás around the world with CTEWC:


Lúcás at Padua, July 2006





Lúcás at Trento, Italy (July 24-27, 2010



Lúcás at the Bangalore Conference, July 12-15, 2012





Lúcás at the Nairobi Conference, August 21-23, 2012



Lúcás on a safari in Kenya with Fr. Andrea Vicini




Lúcás presenting a paper in Berlin, June 27-29, 2013




Lúcás Presenting a paper at Krakow Conference, 2014


An Academic Legacy: Publications by Lúcás Chan

“The Hebrew Bible and the Discourse on Migration: A Reflection on the Virtue of Hospitality in the Book of Ruth,” Asian Horizons 8.4 (2014) 665-679


“The Bible and Theological Ethics: 3D,” Theological Studies 75, no. 3/4 (2014) 112-128.



“Catholic Theological Ethics: Some Reflections on the Asian Scenario.” In Moral Theology in India Today. Edited by Shaji George Kochuthara, 101-21. Bangalore: Dharmaram, 2013. 


“Bridging Christian and Confucian Ethics: Is the Bridge Adequately Catholic and Asian?” Asian Christian Review 5, no. 1 (Summer 2011): 49-73.


“As West Meets East: Reading Xunzi’s ‘A Discussion of Rites’ – Through the Lens of Contemporary Western Ritual Theories.” In ‘Ahme nach, was du vollziehst.’ Positionsbestimmungen zum Verhältnis von Liturgie und Ethik. Edited by Martin Stuflesser and Stephan Winter, 101-20. Regensburg, Germany: Friedrich Pustet KG, 2009.



with James Keenan, “Bridging Christian Ethics and Confucianism through Virtue Ethics.” Chinese Cross Currents 5, no. 3 (July 2008): 74-85.



For a full CV of Lucas Chan’s Works, click here.


To view the tribute page we have setup for Lucas, click here

Books by Lúcás Chan 




The Funeral Mass at the Church of Gesu in Milwaukee, Wisconsin 
On Thursday 5/28/2015 the Funeral Mass of Fr. Lúcás was celebrated at the Church of Gesu in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.







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A forum article dedicated to our friend Lúcás Chan, inspiration for others to be writers of their own story – Mg. Pablo A. Blanco Gonzalez