In photo: H.G. Bishop Suriel is surrounded by the bishops and doctoral dissertation committee after receiving his Ph.D. degree at Fordham University in New York. From left to right: H.G. Bishop David, Professor John L. Elias, Professor Gloria Durka, H.G. Bishop Suriel, Dr. Maged Mikhail, Dr. John J. Houston (Chairman), H.G. Bishop Makkar, and H.G. Bishop Epiphanius.
On Thursday 20th March 2014, at 3.30pm local New York time, 5.30am Friday 21st March Melbourne time at Fordham University in New York, His Grace Bishop Suriel, Bishop of Melbourne & Affiliated Regions, and Dean of Saint Athanasius Coptic Orthodox Theological College in Melbourne, successfully defended his Doctoral Dissertation titled “Habib Girgis, Coptic Orthodox Educator and a Light in the Darkness."
The doctoral dissertation committee assisting His Grace comprised:
Chairperson: Dr John J. Houston, Associate Dean, FSPCS...