St. Nersess Armenian Seminary recently hosted guests from the Western Diocese. The guests left the comfortable temperatures of Los Angeles and arrived in New York to temperatures in the teens.
The group came to New York to visit the seminary and experience the atmosphere and class schedule together with the currents students at St. Nersess. It is under the leadership and blessings of Archbishop Hovnan Derderian, Primate of the Western Diocese of the Armenian Church of North America, that they traveled to be with their brothers and sisters within the warm confines of St. Nersess.
Dn. Kevork Hallajian, Dn. Matthew Ash and Dn. Mkrtich Ksachikyan participated in the matins and vespers services in the seminary chapel. They also attended several classes in Krapar, Armenian language, church history, and an all-day class with Maestro Khoren Mekanejian, Director of Music Ministry in the Eastern Diocese, and teacher of Armenian Sacred Music at St. Nersess Seminary. Additionally, they joined some seminarians and traveled to St. Vladimir's Seminary, the sister seminary of St. Nersess located nearby, and sat in on evening classes there.
On Tuesday, February 6, Hayr Dajad and the guest Deacons traveled to the Diocesan complex in New York and met with Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Primate of the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern). Rev. Fr. Mardiros Chevian, Dean of St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral, also attended the meeting.
St. Nersess was pleased to be host such distinguished guests and welocome them back in the future.