The opening festivity of the academic year 2018-2019

The opening ceremony of the academic year took place in the afternoon of September 23. During this event the students admitted to the first year at the Theological Institute took their traditional oath.

The festivity took place in a liturgical setting led by Professor Jenő Kiss, mentor of the first year students. Dezső Kállay, rector of the Institute, held an academic discourse about the role and authority of the sacred scripture. (Full text of the speech is accessible here). The speech of the rector was followed by the program of the choir and the solemn moment of taking the oath of the students newly enrolled in the first year. For the academic year 2018/2019, 29 new students were admitted (23 Reformed, 2 Lutheran and 4 Unitarian). During the opening ceremony, a collaboration agreement was signed with the Academy of Theology in Papa, Hungary, represented by rector Tamás Németh.