priest, poet, and theologian.
As soon as he returned to Brazil, in 1956, he was put in charge of coordinating Christian education and began to teach at the Theological Seminary of Brazil, ambitiously modernizing religious education and seeking to incorporate the diversity and richness of Brazilian culture. His next experience abroad was in 1964, when he traveled to Strasburg, France to do his doctoral studies in Religious Science. With his thesis on Frederick Denison Maurice, he graduated Magna Cum Lauda, the first Brazilian Episcopalian/Anglican to earn such distinction in Europe. Back in Brazil, he continued to teach at the Seminary and began to represent the Brazilian Church in denominational and ecumenical forums in Brazil and in other countries.
The Rev. Mr Maraschin was one of the founders of the Association of Evangelical Theological Seminaries (ASTE) and served as its executive secretary for many years. In 1976, he was elected member of the Commission on Faith and Order of the World Council of Churches and in 1981 was chosen by the Archbishop of Canterbury to represent Brazil at the Anglican Consultative Council in 1990, where he helped to draft guidelines for the Provinces of the Communion. The Archbishop of Canterbury chose the Rev. Mr. Maraschin to serve on a few international commissions, including the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC), within which he helped construct the famous document Gift of Authority, signed by both churches. Rev. Maraschin's contribution to liturgical music, as author, composer, and translator, is a valuable legacy not only for the IEAB but also many other churches in Brazil and beyond. His latest project was to coordinate a revision of the IEAB's hymnal.