Monday, June 10, 2013

Graduation....

 Yesterday after the morning service at Temple of the Gospel, the St. Petersburg Evangelical Theological Seminary* held its graduation service.   It was so inspirational.

Here are a few pics....

Before the service here is Sam having Dr. Nicolaev's medallion explained to him...
The medallion is of the symbol of the seminary.
(I failed to get a picture of it - which means I'll have to come (go) back.)

Here is Lena making her entrance into the chapel...


Several people spoke, including Sam, who gave greetings and congratulations from B.H. Carroll Theological Institute....


Here are the graduates and faculty after they have received their diplomas....
  They are singing a hymn of worship.   
(You can see Sam on the top row.)

Then the faculty and congregation prayed over the graduates....


After the ceremony, we all went outside for a picture....
As you can see - if you look closely -  they gave me a bouquet of flowers!
AND they gave us a beautiful plate from St.Petersburg.

What a wonderful experience we had. 
Words can't begin to describe how blessed we feel, and are, 
to have been a part of such an exciting part of God's kingdom.

They've invited us back... and we said 'Da!!!'  (A hearty 'yes', in English.)
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Now we're at the airport in St. Petersburg waiting for our flight to London to be with Will and Bailey.
To say we're excited to see them would be an understatement!

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I hope you're having a great day, too.







*We are in St. Petersburg, Russia (May 23- June 10) where my husband Sam is a visiting lecturer at the St. Petersburg Theological Seminary.  He taught Hermenuetics (Principles for Interpreting the Bible) the first week and "The Problem of Suffering in Six World Religions (including Christianity)" the second week.

1 comment:

Laura said...

So wonderful! Maybe nxt time we can come with you!