On Thursday, April 26, Rev. Anne Robertson, executive director of the Massachusetts Bible Society (left) presented graduating MDiv student Lisa Tatusko (right) the organization's Award for Excellence in the Liturgical Reading of the Scriptures at the midday community Eucharist service in St. John’s Chapel at Episcopal Divinity School.
“Witnessing Lisa Tatusko receive the Massachusetts Bible Society award was a moving experience. For me it symbolizes the power and responsibility of proclaiming the Word that EDS students study in biblical studies classes and practice in homiletics and that they continue to embody in chapel both as lectors and as preachers,” shared academic dean and Harvey H. Guthrie, Jr. Professor of Bible, Culture & Interpretation, Angela Bauer-Levesque after the service.
The mission of the Massachusetts Bible Society is to provide “a bridge between the faithful and the skeptical by promoting biblical literacy, understanding, and dialogue in a safe, non-judgmental environment.” The organization has been in existence for over two centuries.
"I am very grateful to both the Massachusetts Bible Society and to the EDS faculty for granting me this award. Liturgy has been central to my formational experience here at EDS and this recognition is truly humbling," said Lisa after receiving the award.