The school year at Bethany Orthodox School for Girls has successfully ended. 

Graduation exercises for 6 graduates took place earlier in May.

On Saturday May 28, 50 girls of the Kindergarten classes received their “Tamhidi Diplomas” and graduated to the first grade.

Proud parents, teachers as well as the Head of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem, archimandrite Roman (Krassovsky) and the abbess of the Convent of St. Mary Magdalene at Gethsemene attended the graduation program. The graduates sang songs, danced and recited poetry in both Arabic and english on stage at the school auditorium. Afterward Fr. Roman and MMother Elisabeth personally handed the diploma to each student as their name was called out by their teacher. The school principal, Mother Maria (Wall), congratulated each girl individually upon receiving their diploma.

After summer vacation all the new first graders are eagerly awaiting classes to start in September.

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