New Position at Seminary
St. Nersess is seeking a part-time Development Officer to oversee the seminary’s fundraising and alumni/donor relations programs. Reporting to the dean of the seminary, the Development Officer will also work closely with an engaged, supportive Board of Directors and a dynamic school team.
This is a great time to join the St. Nersess Seminary community. St. Nersess is enjoying renewed energy and enthusiasm as a result of the success of its new campus and the leadership of its dean. Click here to learn more about this new opportunity. Please help spread the word about this position as time is of the essence.
St. Nersess Gala Creates New Enthusiasm and Support
On the evening of November 22, over 300 guests filled the grand pavilion of the Rockleigh Country Club in New Jersey to celebrate St. Nersess Armenian Seminary’s accomplishments with an eye on its future. Also honored were its grand benefactors Haig and Elza Didizian of London, England. A joyfulness emanated from the room as clergy, alumni, faculty, students, summer conference participants, board of directors, donors and guests of the seminary mingled and reminisced about their connection to their beloved St. Nersess.
The guests enjoyed an abundant cocktail hour before being ushered into the main room to honor the evening’s guests of honor and all those who have donated to the seminary. Haig Ariyan, a member of the board of directors and a summer conference alumnus, served as the emcee who, with his wife Nadine, generously underwrote the banquet. Before Haig welcomed everyone, His Eminence Archbishop Yeghishe Gizirian gave the invocation, after which the guests were thanked for attending the banquet and dinner was served. While everyone dined, the St. Nersess seminarians sang a few hymns under the direction of Maestro Khoren Mekanejian. Michael Haratunian, representing the St. Nersess Board of Directors, then spoke to the engaged crowd and recognized the Didizian family who traveled from abroad and thanked all the donors who have made the new campus a reality. He also recognized the support of the Armenian General Benevolent Union as well as Louise Manoogian Simone, through whose effort the bulk of the seminary’s endowment fund was created. << MORE
Click here to view the inspiring video that was shown during the banquet: Vision of Grace: The Legacy and Future of St. Nersess Armenian Seminary.
The Move to Armonk
Since March 2013, our new 5.5 acre campus has been transformed from a beautiful farm property to a state of the art Armenian seminary complex! Before our seminarians moved into the Single Students and Married Students Residences, the road was paved for their arrival. Construction continues on the chapel and Karekin I Theological Center.
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New Campus Site Plan >>
2016 Summer Conferences Registration is OPEN
Deacons' Training Program
Saturday, June 25 - Sunday, July 3
High School Session A
Friday, July 15 - Sunday, July 24
High School Session B
Friday, July 29 - Sunday, August 7
Post High School
Tuesday, August 9 - Saturday, August 13
Click for Brochure and Application.
Register NOW as only 25 participants will be accepted per conference. Sessions will be held on the new Armonk Campus!!
We are grateful to Haig and Elza Didizian of London, England, who are the primary benefactors of the new seminary project in Armonk, NY. The Didizians have generously donated our new 5.5 acre property and 8,400 sqft chapel and the Karekin I Theological Center. Click here to view a site plan of the new theological center and chapel. They were honored at a special banquet on November 22 at the Rockleigh Country Club in NJ.
We are thankful to all our donors who continue to give so generously towards our new campus buildings.
New Holy Week Book Available
Archbishop Avak Asadourian, the Primate of the Diocese of the Armenian Church of Iraq, and a graduate of St. Nersess Seminary, has published a revised edition of the Service Book for Holy Week. It is written in classical Armenian, with scripture readings in both classical and modern western Armenian, including Palm Sunday (Opening of the Doors) and Avak Thursday (Communion and Washing of the Feet). Books are $35 each with quantity discounts available. Books may be ordered by contacting the seminary at 914-273-0200 or email.
Have You Left Your Legacy?
St. Nersess is pleased to present its fundraising brochure, LEGACY. This informational piece explains the seminary’s expansion of mission through the construction of a new Theological Center and Chapel and the renovation of four existing buildings on its new Armonk campus. We are so thankful to those who have contributed to our new campus. Won't you consider making a donation to help secure the future of St. Nersess?