Despite all forecasts and worries about rain, the weather provided a perfect sunny background for the festivities of the day. Bishop Peter Rusnak, Eparch of Bratislava celebrated Divine Liturgy, the Byzantine Rite Mass, to begin the day. Christoph Cardinal Schönborn presented the Masters, Licentiate and Doctoral degrees to the thirteen happy graduates. Fr. Juraj Terek was presented with a special honor as well – the Golden Priest’s Cross – for his wonderful selfless service in his demanding job at the ITI. The festivities continued at a nearby heuriger with food and wine. Then entertainment and desserts followed in the newly restored Festsaal and the graduates could finally relax after a long, hard week of exams.
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