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September 2, 2010 One Comment
Ukraine seminary class

Standing: (l-r) Alexander and Andrew from Odessa; Juriy from Kagarlik; Alexander from Ocheretne; Dr. N. Threinen; Pastor Schewtschenko; Sergey from Dnepropetrovsk. Seated: Valera from Dnepropetrovsk; Stas from Odessa; and Dimitriy from Moldavien.

Seminary classes in Odessa began September 1 for men preparing for the pastoral ministry in the Synod of Evangelical Lutheran Churches in Ukraine. Teaching the eight students is Rev. Dr. Norman Threinen, rector of the seminary and professor emeritus of Concordia Lutheran Seminary, Edmonton. The courses are Early Christianity and God’s Plan of Salvation.

 Rev. Oleg Schewtschenko, who recently returned to Ukraine from Canada after studying at Lutheran Church–Canada’s Concordia Lutheran Theological Seminary in Ukraine is translating.

For the first time, the seminary is holding classes in a newly-dedicated building which provides teaching space and accommodation for students and faculty.

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