UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS

Ecclesiastical Faculties

RIVERA, Fr. Efren, O., O.P., S.S.L.

Academic Degrees

Doctorate in Sacred Theology, candidate  
University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines 

Licentiate in Sacred Scriptures, 1965 
Pontifical Biblical Commission, Rome, Italy 
Eleve Titulaire d l’Ecole Biblique de Jerusalem, 1965 

Lector and Licentiate in Theology, 1963 
Angelicum, Rome, Italy 

Bachelor of Philosophy, 1958 
Studium Generale Sti. Alberti Magni, Hong Kong 

Area of Specialization

Sacred Scriptures 

Published Work

Articles: 

“The Search for Historico-Biblical Asianness of Jesus,” in Theology Week 2000: Emerging Theological Themes. Manila: UST Publishing House, 2001, pp. 151-171. 

“Biblical Hope: Jesus Christ, The Hope of All Creation,” in Theology Week 2003: Life, Hope, Holiness. Manila: UST Publishing House, 2004, pp. 123-136. 

“Homiletic & Bibliarasal Pointers for March-April 2004,” Boletin Eclesiastico de Filipinas, vol. LXXX, no. 840, January-February 2004, pp. 130-150. 

“Homiletic & Bibliarasal Pointers for May-June 2004,” Boletin Eclesiastico de Filipinas, vol. LXXX, no. 841, March-April 2004, pp. 304-329. 

“Homiletic & Bibliarasal Pointers for July-August 2004,” Boletin Eclesiastico de Filipinas, vol. LXXX, no. -S42, May-June 2004, pp. 399-419. 

“Homiletic & Bibliarasal Pointers for September-October 2004, ” Boletin Eclesiastico de Filipinas, vol. LXXX, no. 843, July-August 2004, pp. 564-590. 

“Homiletic & Bibliarasal Pointers for November-December 2004,” Boletin Eclesiastico de Filipinas, vol. LXXX, no. 844, September-October 2004, pp. 777-802. 

“Homiletic & Bibliarasal Pointers for January-February 2005, ” Boletin Eclesiastico de Filipinas, vol. LXXX, no. 845, November-December 2004, pp.907-934. 

“Homiletic & Bibliarasal Pointers for March-April 2005,” Boletin Eclesiastico de Filipinas, vol. LXXXI, no. 846, January-February 2005, pp. 111-136. 

“Homiletic & Bibliarasal Pointers for May-June 2005,” Boletin Eclesiastico de Filipinas, vol. LXXIX, no. 847, March-April 2005, pp.295-320.  

“The Eucharist in the Bible and Dei Verbum,” in Theology Week 2005: Eucharist with Mary. Manila: UST Publishing House, 2007, pp. 8-34. 

“Forty Years of Biblical Renewal,” in Theology Week 2006: Vatican II – 40 Years After. Manila: UST Publishing House, 2007, pp. 47-72. 

Scientific, Ecclesial and Cultural Activities

  • Associate Professor, UST Faculty of Sacred Theology, Manila, Philippines (July 16, 1971)
  • Member, Faculty Council, UST Faculty of Sacred Theology, Manila, Philippines, 1999 – present 
  • Guest Professor, Recoletos School of Theology, Manila, Philippines 
  • Member, Executive Committee, and Seminar Director, Theology Week 2009: Journeying with St. Paul Today, UST Faculty of Sacred Theology, Manila, Philippines, April 2009 
  • Member, Executive Committee, Theology Week 2009: Journeying with St. Paul Today, UST Faculty of Sacred Theology, Manila, Philippines, April 20-24, 2009 
  • TV Mass with Homily, one hour every Thursday at Divine Mercy Channel (Dream Cable), June 2001 – September 2004 
  • TV Program Host, “Bible Quiz,” two hours every Sunday at Divine Mercy Channel (Dream Cable), October 2001 – September 2004  
  • TV Program Host, “Healthy Choice,” one hour every Friday at Divine Mercy Channel (Dream Cable), October 2003 – September 2004  
  • TV Program Host, “The Open Word,” one hour every first Wednesday of the month at Divine Mercy Channel (Dream Cable), January – September 2004  
  • Speaker or Guest, “Word Alive,” Weekly TV Program “Sharing in the City,” at Channel 9 about five times a year 
  • TV Interview for Family Rosary Crusade, January 19, 2005 
  • TV Interview on the Election of a New Pope, Benedict XVI, ANC (ABS-CBN), Channel 21, Sky Cable, April 20, 2005 
  • Resource Person, Cosmic Journey Video, Baguio City, January 2004 
  • Resource Person, Exhibit on the Bible Land, La Salle Greenhills, October 2004 
  • Resource Person, Exhibit on St. John, UST Faculty of Sacred Theology, January 2005 
  • Chairman of the Board of Judges, Bible Quiz, Our Lady of Sorrows Vicariate, Pasay City, January 22, 2005 
  • Participante, Lectura Publica Ininterrumpida del Quijote, 4th Centenary of the Publication of Don Quijote de la Mancha, Instituto Cervantes, April 22 – 24, 2005 

 

Formerly: 

  • Chairman, Scriptures Section, UST Faculty of Sacred Theology, Manila, Philippines 
  • Member, Commission on Higher Theological Reflection, Dominican Province of the Philippines 
  • Member, Committee on Scholarships, Philippine Bible Society 
  • Board Secretary, UST Multipurpose Cooperative

Lectures/Seminars/Conferences

Lectures delivered

  • “The Journeys of St. Paul,” Theology Week 2009: Journeying with St. Paul Today, UST Faculty of Sacred Theology, Manila, Philippines, April 21, 2009. 
  • “Priesthood from the Perspective of Hebrews,” in Theology Week 2010: The Catholic Priesthood: Then and Now, UST Faculty of Sacred Theology, Manila, Philippines, April 12, 2010. 
  • “Forty Years of Biblical Renewal,” Theology Week 2006: Vatican II – Forty Years After, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, April 2006. 
  • “The Eucharist in the Bible and in Dei Verbum 1965,” Theology Week 2005: Eucharist with Mary, University of Santo Tomas, Manila, April 4, 2005. 
  • “The First Word” (Seven Last Words), Holy Friday, March 25, 2005, Santisimo Rosario Parish, Sampaloc, Manila. 
  • “Bibliarasal,” First Diocesan Biblical Congress of the Diocese of San Pablo, Laguna, February 19,2005. 
  • “Guidelines for Harmony – the Augustinian View,” Colegio de San Agustin, Dasmariñas Village, Makati City, October 2004. 
  •  “Salvation History,” Forty Hours, Summer Bible Institute, April-May 2004. 
  • “Biblical Hope: Jesus Christ, The Hope of All Creation,” in Theology Week 2003: Life, Hope, Holiness, UST Faculty of Sacred Theology, Manila, Philippines, April 7-12, 2003. 
  •  “The Search for Historico-Biblical Asianness of Jesus,” in Theology Week 2000: Emerging Theological Themes, UST Faculty of Sacred Theology, Manila, Philippines, April 10-15, 2000. 

 

Lectures/Conferences/Symposia Attended: 

  • “Theology Week 2010: The Catholic Priesthood: Then and Now,” UST Martyrs’ Hall, UST Faculty of Sacred Theology, Manila, Philippines, April 12-16, 2010. 

Important Links

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University of Santo Tomas: www.ust.edu.ph
UST Miguel de Benavides Library: http://library.ust.edu.ph/
UST MyUSTE Student Portal: https://myuste.ust.edu.ph/

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