Tuesday, June 02, 2009

C.D.S.P. Commencement

We're trying to catch-up here, now that the mac mini is back in action, so today we will post photos of the 115th Commencement at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific on Friday, May 22, 2009. I know three people graduating: our own Kirstin Paisley, Vivian Lam, Kenneth Simon, and one person receiving an honorary degree: Nigel Renton, who received the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa. It was cold for the Lovely Mona and I, but everyone else called it a beautiful day; well, it WAS beautiful, but freakin' cold for we Tropical Types!

Bishop Sebastian Bakare of Harare preached and received the degree of Doctor of Divinity, honoris causa, and his wife, Ruth Bakare, received the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa.

We enjoyed seeing our friends receive their hoods, and it was great to see so many old friends, too. After the Commencement, we climbed in the car and headed for Mi Wuk Village in the Gold Country to attend a family reunion.


The Procession:

Vivian Lam

Kirsten Paisley

The Rev. Dr. Louis Weil in his fancy outfit

My friend Hector Mira, Crucifer

Bishop Bakare preaching

Dr. Donn Morgan, Dean and President of C.D.S.P.

Kenneth Simon receiving his Certificate of Anglican Studies

Vivian Lam receiving her hood

Kirsten Paisley receiving her hood

Nigel Renton receiving his hood

Kenneth Simon, M. Div.

Vivian Lam, M.Div. (with family and friends)

Kirstin Paisley, M.Div. (with friend)

Nigel Renton, L.H.D.


KJ said...

Brilliant! O, "Humpli!" as the word verification reminds us.

Paul said...

Faddah, I am verklempt. Familiar faces. I think it was Hector as crucifer that got the eyes moist first. After my years on the Asian Commission it was touching to see David and Fran and Gordon with Vivian. And dear Nigel. And Kirstin. Sniff. Thanks.

susan s. said...

Great pictures!

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