Date: December 5, 2022
Lesley and I enjoyed having the graduating seniors around to the Deanery for afternoon tea yesterday. It was lovely to see all the children. For the children, this was their chance to visit their “school house”. When the pandemic hit the campus, a group of parents organized a school where the children could participate together in their zoom classes at their respective schools. For much of an academic year, this was their way of learning. Naturally, they were curious to see how the school house had changed. It was lovely to give them the chance to look around.
Tea for the graduating seniors is the start of the end of the semester rituals. Seminary goes quickly. And the last semester is extremely poignant. Having lived in such close proximity to each other for two and half years, deep bonds are forged. The final semester is a season of profound appreciation and profound awareness of imminent absence. So, I invite the Seniors to make each other a priority in the last semester.
The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D.
Dean and President