This year the Ukrainian Catholic University’s graduation ceremony will take place on July 6 in Lviv. Special guest of the event will be world-famous philosopher, author of international bestselling biographies on Pope John Paul II, George Weigel.
The celebration will begin at 9:00 with a Hierarchical Liturgy for graduates and guests at the Lviv Holy Spirit Seminary (35 Khutorivka St.). The graduates will be congratulated by the rector of UCU, Bishop of the Paris Eparchy, Borys (Gudziak), and rector of the seminary, Fr. Mykola Fredyna.
Maria Ivaniv, a graduate from the philosophy and theology faculty, will give a speech on behalf of the graduates. “According to international practice, the university convocation speech from the graduates is one of the most important elements of the celebratory event, because the ultimate success is measured not by the size of the university’s study areas or the amount of grants received, but by the quality of its graduates – professional and personal,” says vice rector of UCU Taras Dobko.
An important event in this year’s graduation ceremonies will be the presence of the first graduates of the University’s master’s program in journalism. These are young graduates from Lviv, Kyiv, Kherson, Mykolayiv, Terebovlia, and Lutsk, who two years ago started the program, and this year defended their master’s theses.
Recall that on July 5 George Weigel will participate in the international symposium “The Church in the Twentieth Century: The Challenges of Service in a Globalized World.”