September 27, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008, was a Day of Remembrance and Celebration at LTSP, when the seminary remembered and celebrated the life and ministry of The Rev. Dr. William H. Lazareth, BD '53, 1994 Distinguished Alum, who served at LTSP as the Hagan Professor of Systematic Theology and dean of the faculty for nearly twenty years, and later returned to campus as distinguished visiting professor. Prof. Lazareth, who died this past spring, was noted by ELCA Presiding Bishop The Rev. Mark Hanson as "a teacher of the church. The ecclesial, theological and ecumenical legacy that he leaves will bless the people of the church for generations to come." This legacy was clearly experienced by his
students and fellow faculty at the seminary.
An annual Lectureship in Theology and Ethics will be established to commemorate Dr. Lazareth. The Lectureship will be funded from gifts given by family, friends, students, colleagues, and those who have been touched by the Lazareth legacy.
Recordings from the Day
Time of Remembrance for The Rev. Dr. William H. Lazareth
Moderator: The Rev. Dr. Philip D.W. Krey, President, LTSP
The Rev. John Sabatelli, MDiv '71
Role in Baptism, Eucharist and Ministry
The Rev. Dr. J. Jayakiran Sebastian, H. George Anderson Professor of Mission and Cultures; Director, Multicultural Mission Resource Center
Role in Ethics
The Rev. Dr. Katie Day, The Charles A. Scheiren Professor, Church and Society; Director, Metropolitan/Urban Concentration
Role in Theology
The Rev. Dr. Lowell G. Almen, Secretary of the ELCA 1987-2007
Memorial Statement - Remembering a Brooklyn Street Fighter
The Rev. Dr. Andrew J. White, The Peter, Paul and Elizabeth Hagan Professor Emeritus of Practical Theology
Donations to the Lazareth Lectureship on Theology and Ethics may be made online or sent to: The Rev. Ellen Anderson, LTSP, 7301 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, PA, 19119.