Bishop Dr Suriel of the St Athanasius Coptic Orthodox Theological College recently presented the College with an icon following the Service.
The icon was presented at the recent Launch of Trinity College Theological School on 19 February. St Athanasius Coptic Orthodox Theological College is, like Trinity, a College of the University of Divinity.
The icon is from the Coptic tradition and presents the figure of Jesus Christ as the Word, following in his left hand the Book of the Gospels and raising his right hand in blessing on the viewer.
We were delighted to receive this unexpected gift. It expressed for us the ecumenical nature of the University of Divinity and the enthusiasm that the Coptic Church in Australia has for promoting ecumenical relationships among Christians.