Monday, May 18, 2009
Jon is a Master!
Saturday we attended the graduation ceremony for Jon to receive his Masters of Divinity. It was a great ceremony!
The above pictures are him getting ready for the procession. He has on a cassock and surplice and in his arm is his masters hood. It kind of looks like he has on a clergy collar but it is just his shirt underneath the black cassock. He will be getting ordained as a deacon later this summer and then will be allowed to wear the clergy collar.
This is part of the procession.
Worshiping during the ceremony.
The class president offering some reflections on their time in seminary.
A very happy Jon to be graduating!
Filing in during the procession.
Jon won an award and won a 14 day trip to Jerusalem! They give out 5 or 6 awards every year at graduation and Jon was one of the "winners". It was the one award that I was selfishly hoping he wouldn't win. He has up to two years to take it. This summer is pretty much out of the question although I think I'd rather him go while we have just 3 kids and not 4. One of our friends won the same award last year and he hasn't taken his trip yet so they are scheming when they can go together. Our friends are expecting another baby a few months before us. Anyone want to come next summer and stay with me while Jon goes on his trip to help me watch the kids?
One of Jon's professers, Grant LeMarquand is explaining the awards being given.
Jon is getting the award from the Dean President, Justyn Terry.
Justyn is calling Jon's name to come up for his degree.
There he is, an official graduate!
I think he looks thrilled, don't you?
Family photo at graduation. Graham was super cooperative during the pictures. We had a hard time getting good pictures of the older boys. Or in the pictures that they did look good, I looked terrible. And since this is my blog, I don't want to post any crummy pictures of myself. Hee-hee.
We are all super proud at Jon's hard work!