on-off_chalice.jpgThe chalice used in the Opening Communion Service on September 19 was donated to the Seminary in 1964 by Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Klem, members of the First Presbyterian Church in Trenton, New Jersey. Dr. Klem was a master craftsman and a silversmith, and the chalice is one of only three made in this pattern. He died a few days before the presentation of the chalice to the Seminary, so it was presented by Mr. Charles Varga, Klem’s nephew. Varga attended the service on September 19 and is pictured here with President Torrance. Former President McCord wrote in a letter to Mrs. Klem that the chalice would be used to celebrate the Lord’s Supper in Miller Chapel “as long as the Seminary stands.”on-off_chalice_varga.jpg