The day will commence at 4:30pm with Divine Liturgy followed by the diaconate ordination of seminarian Levon Asdourian, the first ordination on the new seminary campus. His Eminence Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Primate of the Diocese of the Armenian Church (Eastern) and President of the St. Nersess Board of Directors, will officiate at the ordination as well as at the consecration of a new baptismal font in the chapel.
The graduation, honoring students Levon Asdourian, Dr. Andre Markarian, and Dn. Eric Vozzy, will follow at 7pm. Guests will move into a festive tent to witness the seminarians receive their diplomas. Levon Asdourian, who will receive his Master of Divinity at St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary earlier in the day, will receive his diploma in Armenian Church Studies from St. Nersess. Both Dr. Andre Markarian and Dn. Eric Vozzy have completed a special program in diaconal ministry and will receive their degree from St. Nersess.
After the graduation, attendees will enjoy a celebratory reception at 7:30pm where they can meet the graduates, hear from seminary leaders, and enjoy a bountiful spread of Armenian delicacies. During the Evening Under the Stars portion of the reception, guests will have an opportunity to offer their financial support to the seminary. A special performance by the AGBU Antranig Dance Ensemble will captivate and inspire all those in attendance.
The event is free and open to all. Guests are invited to attend a segment or the entire evening! To RSVP, please call 914-273-0200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by May 11.
For more information or to make a donation, please visit www.stnersess.edu. St. Nersess Armenian Seminary is located at 486 Bedford Road, Armonk, NY 10504.