Fr. Thomas FitzGerald, the Dean of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, was the Commencement Speaker at the graduation ceremonies on May 24 at St. Sophia Ukrainian Orthodox Seminary in South Bound Brook, New Jersey.
The invitation was extended by His Eminence Metropolitan Antony, Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the United States in the jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.
The Master of Divinity degree was confirmed upon seventeen students at the successful completion of their studies. Three other students received advanced degrees.
Prior to the graduation, Fr. Thomas and Dr. Kyriaki FitzGerald were the guests of Metropolitan Antony at a luncheon in their honor. It was attended by the staff of the seminary. This was also an opportunity for discussion on future cooperation between St. Sophia and Holy Cross.
Fr. Basil Zawierucha, the Dean of St. Sophia, introduced Fr. Thomas at the commencement ceremonies. He commended Fr. Thomas for his faithful service to the Church, his scholarship and his numerous publications.