Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary’s Board of Trustees will award three honorary doctorates during the school’s 74th Commencement Exercises, Saturday, May 18, 2013. Doctorates of Humane Letters honoris causa, will be bestowed upon Trustees Brian Gerich and Anne Glynn Mackoul, and upon Mother Inés Ayau García, abbess of Hogar Rafael Ayau, an Orthodox Christian orphanage in Guatemala.
This year, St. Vladimir’s will bestow 8 Master of Divinity, 8 Master of Arts, and 1 Master of Theology degrees; four priests and one deacon will be among the graduates. The Rev. Dr. Sarah Fogg, director of pastoral care at Saint John’s Riverside Hospital in Yonkers, NY, will be the main commencement speaker. For many years Dr. Fogg has supervised seminary students in their hospital visitation and chaplaincy training at Saint John’s.
Commencement Exercises will begin with a 2:00 p.m. Service of Supplication in the campus Chapel of the Three Hierarchs, presided by His Beatitude, Metropolitan Tikhon, Primate of the Orthodox Church in America and President of the seminary, with Commencement at 2:30 p.m. in the Metropolitan Philip Auditorium of the John G. Rangos Family building. A public reception will follow.