Dr. Roberta Ervine, Associate Professor of Armenian Studies at St. Nersess Armenian Seminary in New Rochelle, NY, will be the featured speaker at St. George Armenian Church, Hartford, Connecticut on Saturday, November 22, 2003, at 2:00 PM. Dr. Ervine will speak about St. Gregory of Narek's masterpiece,Prayer Book of Lamentations in commemoration of the 1,000 year anniversary of this great father of the Armenian Church. The monumental work is also known by the title of one its 95 chapters, Speaking with God from the Depths of the Heart.
Dr. Roberta Ervine is a graduate of Columbia University with extensive teaching experience at all levels. During her tenure at Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1995-2001) she taught a wide spectrum of courses in Armenian Studies and developed graduate as well as undergraduate curricula. She is the author of numerous books and articles on medieval Armenian literature. At St. Nersess Seminary she is currently teaching courses on the history of the Armenian Church during the Cilician era, along with courses in Modern and Classical Armenian.
Following Dr. Ervine's presentation, the St. George altar servers will perform hymns in honor of St. Gregory. A reception will follow. For further information contact the St. George church office at (860) 956 5647.