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Concordia Seminary Newsroom and Press Releases

Vajda To Be Honored at Concordia Seminary Epiphany Celebration

Rev. Jaroslav J. Vajda, retired Lutheran pastor and renowned hymn writer, will be honored at Concordia Seminary’s Epiphany Celebration on Jan. 14, 2007. Vajda will be awarded the honorary doctor of letters degree in recognition of his many years of exceptional service to the Lutheran church. His hymns will be the focus of this year’s […]

Concordia Seminary Class Establishes Alumni Endowment

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, announces the establishment of a new alumni endowment from the graduating class of ‘62, ‘63 and the Senior College class of ‘59, as its class gift. On Dec. 15, 2006, three alumni from the class signed an agreement with Seminary president Dr. Dale A. Meyer and presented a check representing the […]

Mary Ann Florea Called to Glory

Mary Ann Florea (nee: Bridgewater), registrar at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, died from complications of acute leukemia on Dec. 21, 2006. She was 47 years old. Visitation will take place Friday, Dec. 22, from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and the funeral service will take place Saturday, Dec. 23, at 11:30 a.m., at Alexander Funeral […]

Concordia Seminary Receives Grant for High School Youth Event

Concordia Seminary in St. Louis has been selected by Lilly Endowment to receive a grant of $108,935 in support of the Seminary’s annual Exploring Church Careers Event (ECCE) for high school youth. The grant will provide half of the funding needed to provide the program over the next four years. The ECCE is four-day retreat […]

Rehkop Rejoins Concordia Seminary’s Development Staff

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, is pleased to announce that Thomas V. Rehkop will serve as director of development (planned and principal gifts). Previously, Rehkop was director of major gifts and special projects at Concordia Seminary (1999-2001). Most recently, he served as regional director of development at Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Ind. (2003-2006). Rehkop received the B.S. […]

Seminary Chorus Will Provide Advent Service

The Concordia Seminary Chorus, St. Louis, will conclude its 2006 Advent Tour by providing an expanded choral version of Evening Prayer this Sunday, Dec. 17, at 3:00 p.m. in the Seminary’s Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus. The service includes congregational participation in hymns and psalms emphasizing Advent themes. The public is invited and […]

Concordia Seminary Recognizes Ordination Anniversaries

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, recognized significant ordination anniversaries and commissioning dates of nine current faculty members and one professor emeritus during its morning chapel service on Dec. 13. Each professor was recognized and prayers of thanksgiving were offered for their service. A reception was held following the chapel service to allow individuals in the Seminary […]

Concordia Seminary Announces Black Lutheranism Celebration

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, will host its third annual worship service celebrating the history of Black Lutheranism on Sunday, Jan. 28, at 3:00 p.m. in The Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus on the Seminary campus. The service, “Celebrating the Black Lutheran Experience,” is part of a series of events honoring Black History Month […]

President Kieschnick Speaks at Concordia Seminary Convocation

Rev. Dr. Gerald B. Kieschnick, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), presented “LCMS 101” at a convocation on Dec. 6 in Werner Auditorium on the Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, campus. “It was an honor to have President Kieschnick on our campus and we are grateful for his presentation to our Seminary community,” commented Rev. […]

Concordia Seminary Announces Special Epiphany Celebration

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis is pleased to invite the public to a special service in celebration of Epiphany on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2007, at 3:00 p.m. in the Seminary’s Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus. This year’s service will feature the music of the renowned Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod pastor, poet and hymn writer, Rev. […]

Concordia Seminary Faculty Will Launch New Web Site

A new Concordia Seminary, St. Louis faculty-sponsored Web site,, will be launched on Friday, December 1. will provide a unique place for the Seminary’s faculty to engage relevant theological topics in a timely manner and a place for constructive, ongoing theological discussion between faculty, pastors and other theologians in the church at-large. It […]