Bishops on Worship
St. Nersess offered a "mini- semester" with a series of course offerings for the general public and clergy through ZOOM. Click below to watch and listen to the lectures offered to the general public.
Bishops on Worship
This June, St. Nersess is pleased to offer a "mini- semester" with a series of course offerings for the general public and clergy. All courses will meet electronically via ZOOM. We hope you will join in and learn something new while we slowly await our country and churches to re-open. Simply click on the link to sign up for each series of classes. ALL CLASSES ARE FREE OF CHARGE.
FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC: Participate in the four-week series or choose a session
Wednesday Evenings 7-8:30 PM EST (June 3, 10, 17, 24)
Bishops on Worship click here
FOR CLERGY CONTINUING EDUCATION: CHOOSE ONE, TWO OR ALL THREE COURSES
#1 Monday Mornings 10AM-12 PM EST (June 1, 8, 15, 22)
Introducing the Lectionary for Today click here
Rev. Fr. Arshen Aivazian will offer a four-lecture series. He will introduce the contents and editions of this under-utilized liturgical resource and discuss issues related to its use in the contemporary American-Armenian context.
#2 Monday Afternoons 2-4 PM EST (June 1, 8, 15, 22)
The Protestant Angle click here
Dn. Eric Vozzy will offer a four-lecture series on the concepts and interpretations that the Armenian faithful are exposed to in the largely Protestant world around us and explore the corresponding traditional Armenian points of view.
#3 Tuesday Mornings 10AM-12 PM EST (June 2, 9, 16, 23)
Secularism and the Armenian Church: Homo Adorans in the 21st Century click here
Dr. Christopher Sheklian will offer a four-lecture series. He will address the questions of how secularism developed, and what affects it has had on the Armenian Church's history and thinking over the last three centuries. What are the challenges and take-aways for the life and ministry of the Church today?
During this surreal time, our academic program remains fully active and classes remain in session. Although our students are not physically present on campus, they are taking their classes and instruction remotely at St. Nersess and St. Vladimir's Seminaries. Both institutions are providing a normal daily schedule through online platforms. The students and dean have also begun conducting daily worship services remotely.
Our students and distance learners continue to take the following classes, remotely, with faculty during this Spring semester:
St. Nersess Armenian Seminary
Armenian Public Speaking
Classical Armenian Readings in Cosmology
Armenian Church History and Fathers
Armenian Church Architecture
St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary
Origen of Alexandria
Biblical Languages, Greek
Pastoral Care for Immigrant and Ethnic Communities
The Orthodox Canonical Tradition: Church Structures and Sacramental Life
Themes in Patristic Theology
Introduction to New Testament
From March 23-26, a required course for our seminarians, "The Anthropology of Religion for Christian Leaders," was also offered remotely to our clergy. Dr. Christopher Sheklian, Director at the Krikor and Clara Zohrab Information Center and member of our St. Nersess faculty, offered a 4-day intensive course from March 23-26.
Thirteen members of our clergy joined our seminarians in remote learning and spirited discussions. The seminary plans to offer additional courses to clergy in the future.