High School Summer Conference
***2021 High School Summer Conference Information will be announced soon***
Last summer during 2020, due to the extraordinary circumstances created by COVID-19, St. Nersess Seminary held a virtual High School Summer Conference on July 13 -17.
Participants gathered over Zoom each evening, from 7-9:30 pm, to learn and discuss contemporary topics and traditional subjects. Clergy and lay instructors offered lectures, bible studies and special sessions, including: cooking, singing and an opportunity to discuss challenges facing us today.
2019 Recap of High School Summer Conference
Instruction and Special Activities
Clergy and church lay leaders assist participants in the daily instruction of the Armenian Church. Participants are encouraged to ask frank questions about the church’s teachings and traditions, Christian faith, the Bible, and current topics, no matter how sensitive or controversial. Anonymously dropped into a special box, the questions will be addressed by clergy.
The conference also includes a special excursion that boosts the camaraderie among the participants.
Long-Standing Tradition and International Attraction
The summer conferences have attracted thousands of teenagers and college-age students over the past five decades to explore their faith and heritage with friends in a safe, fun and unique environment. This includes select students from Armenia and the Sts. Tarkmanchatz School in Jerusalem who have participated in the conferences for over a decade thanks to benefactors and summer conference scholarships coordinated by Rev. Fr. Mardiros Chevian, dean.
“Students from Armenia and Jerusalem have the opportunity to experience one the best programs for youth that exists; they get to meet other young Armenian students with whom they establish friendships and continue to maintain contact; and they broaden their horizons and take a new look at the faith and traditions of the Armenian Church in which they have grown up,” explained Fr. Mardiros. “Also, our American Armenian youth are offered the valuable experience of meeting other young people from Armenia and Jerusalem, getting to know them as individuals.”
For further information, contact the seminary at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 914-273-0200.