Morija Theological Seminary (MTS) of the Lesotho Evangelical Church in Southern Africa (LECSA) held a joyous graduation ceremony at 10:00 AM on Saturday, 10 August, to honour the following 2019 graduates:
DIPLOMA IN THEOLOGY*
|NAME||HOME PARISH: PRESBYTERY||4TH YEAR ATTCAHMENT||PARISH TO WHICH POSTED|
|`MAKATISO RUTH BOTSANE||PITING: BEREA||MAPHUTŠENG: MAPHUTŠENG||THUPA-LIKAKA: MORIJA|
|SEABATA STEPHEN MOHOANYANE||MABOTE: THABA-BOSIU||KOLOJANE: BEREA||SEROOENG: MORIJA|
|MOKUENA OSHEN MOKOLOKOLO||PHOMOLONG: THABA-BOSIU||SEBAPALA: MASITISE||MOTETE: QALO|
|MASINGOANENG TEMPEST PHAHLANG||PHOMOLONG: THABA-BOSIU||KHOTLA/MATSIENG: MORIJA||MAQOALA: MAPHUTŠENG|
|PABALLO LYLYEN PHALATSI||MATHEBE: HERMONE||THABA-TSEKA:MATŠONYANE||PHORORONG: THABA-BOSIU|
|RETSEPILE SYLVIA RAKOTSOANA||MOHALE’SHOEK: MAPHUTŠENG||KOLONYAMA: LERIBE||MATŠONYANE: MATŠONYANE|
*This 5 year programme is treated as a Bachelor of Divinity and prepares students for Post-Graduate Studies.
|NAME||HOME PARISH: PRESBYTERY||PARISH TO WHICH POSTED|
|`MAMPATI ELIZABETH TŠUKULU||MALINGOANENG-MAPHOLANENG: MOLUMONG||BABOLELI BA RONGOA KE LIKONSISTORI TSA HA BO BONA|
|RETŠELISITSOE DAVID MOHAPI||THABA-BOSIU: THABA-BOSIU|
The program began with a procession of the faculty, honoured guests, and graduates. Members of the Executive Committee, including the Moderator of the Seboka, Rev. T. S. Masemene, were in attendance plus pastors and evangelists of various parishes, family and friends of the graduates, and representatives from their home congregations.
The Director of the Seminary, Rev. B. M. Kometsi, presided over the ceremony. Rev. R.P.M. Moshoeshoe, Deputy Director of the Seminary, spoke on behalf of the faculty and other faculty members and church leaders participated in the programme. The LECSA Moderator, Rev. T. S. Masemene, delivered a heartfelt address to the graduates. Graduate Ms. R. S. Rakotsoana expressed gratitude on behalf of her classmates for the school, faculty, fellow students, home congregations, and family and friends. Current students and graduates performed various songs spaced throughout the program. The families and home congregations of the graduates cheered enthusiastically as each graduate was introduced and their degrees were conferred. The festivities ended in a celebratory feast for all.