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Baccalaureate Ceremony 2013

Sunday, May 12, 2013, 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Irvine Auditorium, 34th and Spruce Streets

The Baccalaureate Ceremony is a 50-minute interfaith program that includes music, readings, prayers, and a guest speaker.  Two consecutive ceremonies will be held in Irvine Auditorium, in order to accommodate all those who wish to attend.  Students whose last names begin with A through K are invited to attend the 1:30 p.m. ceremony.  Students whose last names begin with L through Z are invited to attend the 3:00 p.m. ceremony.  Tickets and academic regalia are not required.  The Baccalaureate speaker is The Rev. Dr. Deborah Little Wyman, Founder and Missioner, common cathedral and Ecclesia Ministries.

Guest Speaker:
The Rev. Dr. Deborah Little Wyman
Founder and Missioner, common cathedral and Ecclesia Ministries 

Rev. Dr. Wyman is an Episcopal priest who is founder, director and minister of Ecclesia Ministries, which provides services to the homeless, and common cathedral, an outdoor church for the homeless, both in Boston. She has worked with homeless people, ministers, outreach and mental health workers and others in the United States, Brazil and the United Kingdom to create a spiritual community outdoors. She is the founder of Ecclesia Mission Affiliates, a network of some 100 street ministries in cities around the country that is inspired and supported by Common Cathedral. In 2010 Rev. Dr. Wyman was honored with the 13th Annual All Saints Spirituality and Justice Award in recognition of her deep spiritual faith manifested in her work with the homeless in Boston and other cities.

Rev. Dr. Wyman graduated from Chatham College in Pittsburgh and received a master’s degree in American studies from Boston University. She also received a Master of Divinity degree from General Seminary in New York, a Doctor of Ministry degree from Episcopal Divinity and an honorary doctorate from Yale University’s Berkeley Divinity School in 2010.