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May 19, 2023


Concordia Seminary, St. Louis
801 Seminary Place
St. Louis, MO 63105 United States
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Owing to forecasted inclement weather, tonight’s Commencement exercises have been moved indoors to the Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus. Start time remains at 7 p.m. CDT. Please join us in person or online at

Concordia Seminary’s Commencement exercises for the 2023 graduating class will take place Friday, May 19, 2023. Events will be available via live stream at

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 (LCMS) will receive theological diplomas. Dr. David Adams, professor of Exegetical Theology and the W.G. Ray and Louis J. Rechtzigel Professor of Biblical Studies at Concordia Seminary, will deliver the sermon. In the evening, certificates, academic degrees and honors will be conferred. Rear Adm. Gregory Todd (’88), who serves as the chief of chaplains in the U.S. Navy, will give the Commencement address.

10 a.m. CDTTheological Diploma ServiceChapel
7 p.m. CDTCommencement ceremonyMain Quadrangle
(Chapel if rain)
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