His Eminence Abp. Vicken Aykazian
March 11, 2011
Archbishop Vicken Aykazian, Ecumenical Director and Legate to Washington DC for the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of America, will speak on the topic, The Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem: Today and Tomorrow, at the Seminary on Thursday, April 7 at 7:30PM.
Archbishop Aykazian is a member of the monastic brotherhood of Sts. James in Jerusalem. He has served the Armenian Church in Europe, Armenian and the United States in a variety of pastoral, administrative, charitable and especially ecumenical ministries. From these diverse vantage points, His Eminence will discuss the role of the Armenian Church in Jerusalem in the coming years in light of numerous current challenges facing the ancient Armenian community in the Holy Land.
The Archbishop recently completed a term as President of the National Council of Churches in the USA.
The lecture and subsequent discussion are free and open to the public. A reception will follow Srpazan's presentation.
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"This event is unique among all of our fund-raising programs," said Fr. Daniel Findikyan. "A good portion of the donations we receive from the 3K Walk pledges comes from non-Armenian friends, neighbors, classmates and workmates of our walkers all over the country."
"Our success in the Walk comes not from a few large gifts, but from a great number of $10 and $20 donations," added Deacon Levon Altiparmakian, the Seminary administrator, who will be lacing his Nikes for the walk.
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Start soliciting sponsors today! You'll be surprised who will pledge $20 to support the good work of St. Nersess. Download the form here. You can also make a donation to the Walk for Faith online.
Fr. Stepanos will be In the House!
If you are in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area, come to St. Nersess on April 3 at 10:00AM for Divine Liturgy and brunch. Fr. Stepanos Doudoukjian, beloved "Emeritus" Director of the Summer Conferences, will celebrate theBadarak and preach the sermon. Then hit the pavement with your St. Nersess friends.
If you live far from the Seminary, organize your own 3K walk with friends. Or, if you're not up to it, gather sponsors to support our walkers at St. Nersess.
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