The Chancellor of the University of Divinity will confer the honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity on the Very Revd Dr John Behr in August this year. Fr John currently serves as Professor of Patristics at St Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary (SVOTS), in New York, USA. An esteemed academic, Fr John will receive the honorary doctorate for his exceptional contribution to patristic theological scholarship and demonstrated commitment to building partnerships across the theological world, including with the University of Divinity through St Athanasius College. The Doctor of Divinity (DD) is the highest academic honour the University bestows and is our oldest continuing award, founded in 1910. This is the first time the University has awarded an honorary degree since it attained University status, and the first time the degree of DD has been awarded since 2008. The graduation ceremony will be held at the SAC Eporo Tower Campus, 285 La Trobe St, Melbourne on Tuesday 22 August, 7.30pm.

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