Join us on Sunday, November 22, to help celebrate the move of St. Nersess Seminary's beautiful new campus to Armonk, New York. An early evening banquet, honoring the seminary's past and highlighting its promising future, will take place at the elegant Rockleigh Country Club in Northvale, New Jersey. Grand Benefactors, Mr. and Mrs. Haig and Elza Didizian, will be honored. Co-chairing the event will be Nadine Ariyan and Lucie Bandazian. Invitation information and celebratory keepsake booklet sponsorship information will be available in the coming weeks. Check back often for details.
Successful Summer Conferences
The St. Nersess Summer Conferences concluded its final year at its current location in New Rochelle, NY, as the seminary is scheduled to move to its new campus in Armonk, NY, in August. The Deacons' Training Program and High School Summer Conference A and B were successful and well attended.
Seminarians Study and Minister During Summer Months
The St. Nersess seminarians have been busy during the summer. Seminarian Levon Asdourian is spending the summer in Armenia studying at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, with the blessing of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians. He is there to further strengthen his command of modern Armenian and classical Armenian l anguage and literature. Dn. Narek Garabedian is participating in a clinical pastoral education (CPE) program at New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. During this period, he is ministering to patients and their family members and gaining skills in pastoral practice. Seminarian Edgar Gevorgyan is spending his time writing his Master's thesis on St. Gregory of Nyssa while residing at the seminary. Eric Vozzy continues to work at the Department of Christian Education at the Eastern Diocese.
Recent graduate Dn. Vahe Bagdasarian is also participating in a clinical pastoral education (CPE) in New Jersey at Palisades Medical Center, a subsidiary of Hackensack University Health Network, before starting his internship at St. Leon Armenian Church in Fair Lawn, NJ. Graduate Arpi Nakashian recently assisted the Rev. Fr. Hovsep Karapetyan, pastor of St. Mary Church of Washington, DC, in Jerusalem with a group of 21 youth leaders from 20 parishes throughout the Eastern Diocese on their pilgrimage to the Holy Land. She will return to New York City in the fall to work at the Diocesan Department of Christian Education. Graduate Kathryn Ashbahian will also begin serving at the Eastern Diocese in the fall in the Department of Youth Ministry.
Three Seminarians Graduate
On Friday, May 29, nearly 150 guests including friends, family and clergy celebrated the graduation of Deacon Vahe Bagdasarian, Kathryn Ashbahian, and Arpi Nakashian who received their diplomas from St. Nersess Seminary. Read more >> Photos >>
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 the Karekin I Theological Center and Chapel. Click here to view a site plan of the new theological center and chapel.
We are thankful to all our donors who continue to give so generously towards our new campus buildings.
Armonk Campus Update: Relocation Slated For Early August
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! Completion is nearing on the Single Students Residence and Married Students and Faculty Residences, while construction continues on the Dining Room and Karekin I Theological Center and Chapel. We look forward to moving from New Rochelle to Armonk in early August. Stay tuned for details...
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New Campus Site Plan >>
The Rev. Fr. Tatev Terteryan, a priest from Armenia, resided at St. Nersess from December 2104 - May 2015 as the first clergyman to participate in an acculturation program offered at St. Nersess. This program further prepares Armenian clergy from abroad in pastoral care, American culture and traditions, ecumenical and inter-church relations, youth ministry, and administrative practices of our parishes in the United States. St. Nersess looks forward to welcoming more priests into this program in the future. CLICK HERE to read more...
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?