St. Vladimir’s Seminary bestows honorary doctorate on Metropolitan Kallistos

On the Great Feast of the Nativity of the Theotokos, September 8, 2011, at an academic convocation, Saint Vladimir’s Seminary bestowed the degree of Doctor of Divinity, honoris causa, on His Eminence, Metropolitan Kallistos [Ware], Bishop of Diokleia and renowned churchman, scholar, and author.
The ceremony preceded a keynote by Metropolitan Kallistos, titled “The Present and Future of Orthodox Theology,” which commenced the North American Conference of the Fellowship of Saints Alban and Sergius, held on the seminary campus September 8–9.
Upon receiving the honorary degree, Metropolitan Kallistos thanked the seminary for the distinction, saying, “I have the joy to be speaking today at Saint Vladimir’s Seminary, and the honor to have been granted a doctorate by this institution. I have long held Saint Vladimir’s Seminary in high admiration; it is a remarkable powerhouse of Orthodox theology and witness, not only in the West but also throughout the Orthodox world.”
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