On April 23, V. Rev. Fr. Daniel Findikyan, Professor of Liturgical Studies at St. Nersess, was the guest lecturer at the General Theological Seminary in New York City as part of the St. Nersess Spring Lecture Series. His topic, "How Armenians Pray, " explored the spirit, ethos and peculiarities of Armenian prayer. Over 60 faculty and students from both seminaries, as well as guests, were in attendance. Following the lecture, all enjoyed a wine and cheese reception.
September 30, 2013
Many thanks to those who joined us on Saturday evening at the Evening Under the Stars Silent Auction and Benefit Reception. We had a lively turnout, and we hope you take pride in knowing that your support of the seminary is very much appreciated. For those who were not able to attend but were a donor, an event sponsor, or offered bids in our silent auction, THANK YOU for your donations.
2013 SILENT AUCTION DONORS
Adriane Keleshian Bonfiglio, Donna Keleshian Mitchell; AGBU Camp Nubar; Arda and Stephen Haratunian; Anna Kazanchyan, MD, Armenicus Life, Inc.; Berj and Suzanne Akian; Chahe and Aileen Agopian; Dana Jevarjian, JCS Construction Group; Geoffrey Zakarian, The Lambs Club; Glenn and Emily Ermoian, Buckhead Beef; Grace Aslanian, Akorie Collection; Harry Nakasian; Hye Camp; Linwood Optical; Lisa and Steve Maronian, Sweet Lisa’s; Michael Aram; Michael Krikorian; St. Nersess Armenian Seminary; St. Vartan Camp; Stephen and Lily Mekenian; Talene Dadian White; Tom Bonomo and Alyssa Keleshian Bonomo; Toufayan Bakeries, Inc.; Tufenkian Artisan Carpets; Vartali Hair Salon, Mika Geudelekian; Women’s Guild, St. Gregory’s, White Plains, NY.
Rev. Fr. Tateos Abdalian, Dn. & Mrs. Reed Vartan Ajamian, Mr. & Mrs. Berj Akian, Ms. Elizabeth Arzoomanian, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Ashbahian, Ms. Michele Bergerac, Tom & Alyssa Keleshian Bonomo, Mr. & Mrs. J Gerald Demirjian, Dr. & Mrs. Gregory Dilimetin, Mr. & Mrs. Robert George, Mr. & Mrs. Mirijohn Givelekian, Mrs. Sonia Hachigian, Rev. Fr. Carnig Hallajian, Mr. & Mrs. Michael Haratunian, Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Haratunian, Mrs. Mary Haroutunian, Mr. & Mrs. Edward Jamie, Dn. James Kalustian, Mr. & Mrs. Harry Keleshian, Mr. Seth Mandelbaum, Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Mekenian, Mrs. Bertha Moriarty, Ms. Jennifer Morris, Ms. Ann Nahabedian, Roberto and Nadia K Hovnanian Rodriguez, Mr. Richard Roomian, Dr. Lucy Rorke-Adams, Dr. Thomas Samuelian, Mary Davidian & Haig Sarkissian, Dr. & Mrs. Gregory Sirounian, Ms. Lucy Soovajian, Ms. Takouky Soultanian, St. Gregory The Enlightner, Randy & Margot Takian, Dr. Nicole Vartanian, Mr. & Mrs. John Wolohojian, and Mr. & Mrs. Migidic Yigitkurt.
As you know, St. Nersess remains committed to preparing priests and lay leaders for the Armenian Church in North America. With our move to our new Armonk, NY, campus next year, your support towards the ongoing mission and operation of the seminary, including youth programming, remains of highest importance.
September 20, 2013
St. Nersess Armenian Seminary will host its final Evening Under the Stars Benefit Reception and Silent Auction on its current New Rochelle campus, before moving to its new Armonk campus in mid-2014. Guests will gather on Saturday, September 28, under an elegant candlelit tent, enjoy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, live music, and warm camaraderie, all while supporting the ongoing mission and operation of the seminary, including youth programming.
Now in its 6th year, the Stars event will be the biggest one yet. According to Anoush Givelekian, this year’s Stars chairperson, who assumed the role from Yn. Paulette Doudoukjian, the event founder, “Guests will re-connect with old friends, meet new ones and celebrate the successes of the seminary. I have had the good fortune of being personally connected with St. Nersess for 15 years”. There will also be an extensive silent auction which will be available to all on the seminary website, and to those in attendance. “We have amazing supporters of the seminary who have donated sports tickets, camp sessions, incredible food, travel and entertainment items, home furnishings, gifts, and services, and more,” says Alyssa Keleshian Bonomo, this year’s silent auction chairperson. Bidding will open online at www.stnersess.edu starting September 20 and will remain open for both reception attendees and those from afar on home computers until bidding closes promptly at 10:00 the evening of September 28. The highest bidders for each item will be announced near the conclusion of the reception.
“This reception has become a highly-anticipated and important fundraiser for the Seminary,” said Board member, Suzanne Akian, adding, “It is an outstanding way for anyone whose life has been positively impacted by St. Nersess, to give back to this most valuable institution to the Armenian Church here in America. And all while having a wonderful evening under the stars with good friends.”
The annual benefit reception will begin at 7:30 p.m., after an Evening Vesper service in the chapel starting at 7 p.m. Past St. Nersess Summer Conference volunteers will greet and serve guests, adding to the long standing connection everyone shares with the seminary. Those enjoying the evening can look forward to hearing from these young adults as they, as well as the Seminary Dean, the Rev. Fr. Mardiros Chevian, and Board members, speak about the past achievements, ongoing successes, and exciting future of the seminary.
Donation to attend is $75 per person. Don’t miss an incredible evening with your St. Nersess friends on September 28! Click here for invitation, or Click here to download the RSVP form.