This Autumn the Seminary will host five lectures by prominent speakers on aspects of the Armenian Church's heritage and message with an emphasis on their relevance for Armenians and the world today.
The creation of the Armenian alphabet by the monk St. Mesrob Mashdots 1600 years ago made it possible for the Armenian people to embrace the Gospel as their own and to interpret and adapt their culture in the light of Christ. Dr. Bedig Der Matossian, Prof. Michael Stone, and Prof. Abraham Terian will explore various facets of this extraordinary human achievement.
What was the role of women in the development of Armenian Christian culture? Were they but passive spectators in the Church's life and work? Prof. Roberta Ervine and Mr. Jason Demerjian will expose pages from Armenian history that will challenge commonly-held assumptions regarding the role of women in the Armenian Church yesterday and today.
Tuesday, September 27, 2005
Armeno-Turkish Literature in the 19th Century
Dr. Bedig Der Matossian, Columbia University, New York
Monday, October 24, 2005
Why Have an Armenian Alphabet?
Prof. Michael Stone, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
Monday, November 14, 2005
The Helpers: Traditional Roles for Women in the Armenian Church
Mr. Jason Demerjian, Director of College Ministry, Armenian Diocese, New York; St. Nersess Seminarian
Women Deacons in the History of the Armenian Church
Prof. Roberta Ervine, St. Nersess Seminary
Monday, December 5, 2005
Annual Bishop Zgon Der Hagopian Memorial Lecture: Koriwn's Life of Mashdots
Prof. Abraham Terian
All lectures take place on the St. Nersess Seminary campus in New Rochelle, New York. Lectures begin at 7:30 PM and last about an hour. Speakers then open the floor to questions and discussion. A reception follows.
Become a Seminarian for an evening! Join the St. Nersess faculty, students and community to deepen your knowledge of the Armenian Church's heritage and message, and to discuss its relevance for Armenians and for the world today.
For further information write to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (914) 636-2003.