Invited guests made presentations on:
- Armenian Sacred Art
- Armenian Calligraphy
- The Armenian Quarter of Jerusalem
- Our Sister: The Syrian Orthodox Church
- Role of the deacon in the Bible, and in the Armenian Church today
- Leading Committed Lives as Armenian Christians in America today
On Tuesday evening, July 1, His Eminence Abp. Khajag Barsamian, Primate of the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of America visited the conference and led an engaging discussion on the vocation to priesthood in the Armenian Church. He shared personal reflections on his own calling to become a priest and later a bishop of the Church. Fr Sarkis Petoyan, an alumnus of St Nersess Seminary, ordained just days earlier in Los Angeles, and spending his forty-day retreat at the Seminary, added his own thoughts to the discussion.
Participants came from Texas, Michigan, Illinois, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and New York. The conference was directed by VRev Fr Daniel Findikyan, Assistant Professor of Liturgy at St Nersess Seminary. He was joined by Deacon Aren Jebejian, Deacon-in-Charge of St Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Church, Chicago; and Sub-Deacon Patrick Kaprelian of St Leon Armenian Church, Fair Lawn, NJ.