On President's Weekend, February 15-18, 2002 St. Nersess Armenian Seminary will conduct an Acolytes' Training Program for boys who are interested in serving at the altar during the Divine Liturgy. The program is open to boys aged 11-14 who would like to learn how to hold candles, use the poorvar, vest the priest and sing the basic deacons' parts of the Sunday Badarak. The weekend will be modeled after the Seminary's popular Deacons' Training Program held each summer. The Acolytes' Weekend will combine practical training sessions with Bible Study, daily worship, and social and recreational activities.
V. Rev. Fr. Daniel Findikyan, Seminary dean, and Mr. Levon Altiparmakian, a deacon from St. Thomas Armenian Church, Tenafly, New Jersey, will direct the program. They will be assisted by the St. Nersess seminarians, as well as alumni of the Deacons' Training Program. The program will begin with supper on Friday, February 15 and conclude with lunch on Monday, February 18, a national holiday.
The cost for the weekend is $150, which includes tuition, materials, home-cooked meals and accommodations at the Seminary in New Rochelle, New York.
For further information and registration and application please contact St. Nersess Seminary at (914) 636-2003 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org