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Concordia Seminary Commencement Set for May 20

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, cordially invites the public to its Commencement exercises for the 2011 graduating class on Friday, May 20. The day will begin with a baccalaureate service at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus, and will end with Commencement at 7:00 p.m. in the main quadrangle of the Seminary campus, weather permitting.

During the morning service, all graduates who have been certified by the Concordia Seminary faculty as eligible to receive calls to serve as pastors or deaconesses in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod will receive theological diplomas. In the evening, academic degrees and honors will be conferred.

Dr. Timothy Saleska, associate professor of systematic theology at Concordia Seminary, will deliver the sermon for the Theological Diploma service. Dr. John Eckrich, founder and executive director of Grace Place Lutheran Wellness Ministries, will deliver the Commencement address.

The Seminary anticipates approximately 110 academic degrees will be granted in the Commencement service. This year’s graduates join more than 12,000 previous Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, graduates who have served as pastors, missionaries, chaplains, and deaconesses during the Seminary’s 172-year history.

For more information, contact creative services, Concordia Seminary, 801 Seminary Place, St. Louis, MO 63105; 314-505-7379;