A degree congregation was held at St Barnabas Limassol on 15 November, to admit two new Queen’s College graduates to the BTh in Discipleship and Ministry.
Archbishop Michael admitted graduates Caroline Alkiviadou and (in absentia) Dr Angel Afolabi, recognising the importance of their achievement after six years of dedicated study. His address reflected on Christ as teacher, and on the significance in Christian lives of ongoing, lifelong learning.
The occasion was set in the context of a service of Evening Prayer led by Director of Ministry Archdeacon Christopher. A letter of congratulation from Queen’s College Provost Dr Joanne Mercer was read by Canon Dr John Holdsworth, a member of the Adjunct academic Faculty at Queen’s.
Dr Mercer said that the founders of Queen’s—established in 1841—would have been amazed to know that graduates of the College were being admitted four thousand miles away. And yet, despite the distance, these new graduates would remain connected to Queen’s in a special way.
This was the third graduation ceremony to be held for students enrolled in the Queen’s partnership programme with the Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf.