ANNOUNCEMENT ON HIS GRACE BISHOP SURIEL’S DOCTORAL DISSERTATION DEFENCE

It is with great pride and joy that the Coptic Orthodox Church Diocese of Melbourne announces that the Doctoral Dissertation Defence of His Grace Bishop Suriel will be streamed live via www.sacotc.vic.edu.au on Friday 21st March, 2014 at 4 a.m Melbourne time.This has been a long and demanding journey for His Grace, and we encourage you all to participate in this great achievement for His Grace and for our Diocese.His Grace’s thesis entitled "HABIB GIRGIS, COPTIC ORTHODOX EDUCATOR AND A LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS" is the result of many hundreds of hours of extensive research on this great champion of Theological Education. As the Dean of St Athanasius Coptic Orthodox Theological College, and a campaigner for education himself, this has been both a labour of love for His Grace, and will also provide great prestige to the college.Our prayers and thoughts will be with His Grace on this great occasion and we, as a community, look forward to celebrating his achievement.