Monday, August 10, 2015

Duke Divinity School will hold its 89th Opening Convocation Service beginning at 11:25 a.m. on Aug. 25. This first worship service of the 2015-16 academic year for students, faculty, and staff will be held in Page Auditorium this year instead of Duke Chapel, which is closed for renovations.

The hour-long convocation service, which will be webcast live, includes an academic procession of the faculty and selected senior administrative staff, a blessing of new faculty and staff, and a welcoming to the entering class of students.

Ellen F. Davis, interim dean and the Amos Ragan Kearns Distinguished Professor of Bible and Practical Theology at the Divinity School, will preach at the convocation service. Her homily, “Perfect Love,” will be based on Biblical scripture from Deuteronomy 6:4–13 and Matthew 22:37–40.

For more information about the service, contact Chaplain Meghan Benson at (919) 660-3459 or