College students from Oriental Orthodox sister churches in the tri-state area will gather at St. Nersess Seminary on Sunday, August 14 for an afternoon of fellowship and Bible Study. Armenian Churches throughout the world will be celebrating the Feast of the Assumption of the Holy Mother of God on that day, which this year falls during the Seminary's annual Post-High School Conference.
Fr. Daniel Findikyan, Seminary Dean, will preside over the traditional Blessing of the Grapes ceremony.
College students from area Oriental Orthodox Churches following a recent gathering at St. Leon Armenian Church (Fair Lawn, NJ).The Armenian Church is one of the family of ancient, eastern Christian churches known as the Oriental Orthodox. Other Oriental Orthodox include the Coptic, Ethiopian, Syrian and Malankara Orthodox. These ancient churches are in full communion with one another, representing five ancient witnesses to the Apostolic Orthodox Christian faith.
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"We are excited to invite our Oriental Orthodox friends to be with us at St. Nersess," said Deacon Ryan Tellalian, who is assisting in coordinating the event. "Whenever we meet, we realize how much we have in common as brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ and children of ancient Orthodox Churches," he added.
For further information contact the Seminary by email or at (914) 636-2003.