Our communities here in America, more so than others throughout the Diaspora, have greatly benefited from St. Nersess Seminary. Many of the seminary graduates are now serving as pastors in our parishes in the Eastern and Western dioceses, while others are either professionally or voluntarily engaged in church-related work at the Diocesan headquarters or in the parishes.
The community has also benefited from all kinds of programs at the Seminary designed for teenagers and young people, many of whom are now parents and are presently sending or will soon be ready to send their children to the very site where they were given instruction about the Armenian Church, music, history, language and many other Armenian topics.
These services are very important for our communities and families and I for one am very grateful as an Armenian and as a parent. Having taught at St. Nersess on and off from early 1970s into the 1990s, I must declare that passing down the treasury of our sacred tradition to generations of students preparing to serve our Church was a very gratifying experience.
V. Rev. Fr. Krikor Maksoudian