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The 150th Commencement

Sixty-five seminarians were awarded certificates or degrees during the 150th commencement exercises of The Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, held May 20 , 2014, at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lansdale, PA.

The ceremonies, clearly a highlight of the school’s 150th anniversary year, featured stirring remarks from the Rev. Mark Hanson, immediate past presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), the seminary’s parent denomination. Hanson and the Rev. Claire Burkat, bishop of the ELCA’s Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod and an alumna and trustee of the seminary, offered tributes to the Rev. Dr. Philip D.W. Krey, who ends his 15-year tenure as the seminary’s president at the end of August.

You will find a full report on the 150th Commencement, including a story, the list of certificate and degree awardees, photo galleries and video on the Commencement 2014 web page.

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