March 8, 2012
Applications for the St. Nersess Summer Conferenfes for young people are now available on-line. This summer five conferences are scheduled:
High School Conference A: July 6 - 14. Director: Rev. Fr. Tavit Boyajian
High School Conference B: July 30 - August 7. Director: Rev. Fr. Hovnan Demerjian
The High School Conferences are for teenagers entering 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade in September 2012.
Junior High School Conference: July 19 - 23. Directors: Rev. Fr. Diran Bohajian and Deacon Levon Altiparmakian
This summer St. Nersess will provide five spectacular opportunities for young people
to explore their Christian faith and heritage while making friends and having fun!
The Junior High School Conferene is for teenagers entering 7th or 8th grade in September 2012.
Post-High School Conference: August 10 - 17. Directors: Deacon Benjamin Rith-Najarian and V. Rev. Fr. Daniel Findikyan
The Indescribable St. Nersess Experience
The St. Nersess Conferences have attracted thousands of teenagers and college-aged students to explore their faith and the heritage of the Armenian Church with friends in a safe, fun and unique environment. Clergy and lay church leaders instruct the participants in the fundamentals of the Armenian Church's faith and traditions, and they encourage frank discussions about issues important to young people.
The conferences make daily worship, Bible Study and Armenian language instruction appealing and fun. In addition, sports, day-trips, home-cooked meals and those indescribable St. Nersess traditions make for a well-rounded and innovative experience where young people make deep, lasting friendships and discover their place in the Armenian Church.
The legendary annual excursion to the "Jersey Shore"
The Deacons' Training Program offers innovative and interactive training for young men who would like to serve the church as deacons and altar servers.
Frank Discussion About Important Topics
Here are some of the topics to be addressed this summer:
Back by popular demand, participants will be able to ask any question they have about the church, its teachings and traditions, Christian faith, the Bible, and issues of concern to them, no matter how sensitive or controversial. Anonymously dropped into the Question Box, the questions will be addressed by a panel of clergy.
Deacons' Training Program
The Deacons' Training Program will take place from June 25 - July 3. Directed by V. Rev. Fr. Daniel Findikyan, the program is designed for young men who would like to learn to participate in the liturgical services of the Armenian Church as deacons and altar servers. Through practical workshops and interactive classes, participants learn the deacons' chants of the Divine Liturgy and other services while better understanding the rituals, music, symbols and chants.
Participants benefit from daily study of the Bible and Liturgy, morning and evening worship and Armenian language instruction. Sports, games, excursions, and the indescribable phenomenon of St. Nersess make the Deacons' Training Program unique, rewarding and fun. The program is open to young men at least 14 years old. No previous experience is necessary.
Tuition, room and board for the High School Conferences is $525. Junior High School is $325. Post High School is $425. Deacons' Training Program is $450. Applicants are encouraged to check with their parish priests or Parish Councils about the availability of full or partial scholarships.
To register for the conferences DOWNLOAD A BROCHURE and an APPLICATION FORM.
For further information contact the Seminary at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (914) 636-2003.