St. Nersess Seminary will host a special reception for clergy of the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of America on Thursday, April 29 at 11:00 AM at the Seminary, in New Rochelle, New York. The reception is in conjunction with the annual Clergy Conference and Diocesan Assembly hosted this year by St. Gregory the Enlightener Armenian Church in White Plains, NY. St. Gregory's is just a few minutes drive from St. Nersess.
"Since most of our clergy from the Eastern Diocese will be in town, we thought it would be nice to invite them to the Seminary for an informal visit with our seminarians, faculty, and Board Members," said Fr. Daniel Findikyan, Seminary dean, who will also be participating in the Diocesan meetings that week. "I am eager for our clergy to see for themselves how St. Nersess is growing, in numbers and quality of students, in our educational and youth programs, and of course by means of the new library and chapel complex."
"We owe so much of this growth to our parish priests, who are out there on the front lines working with St. Nersess to cultivate future priests and leaders for the Armenian Church," Fr. Daniel continued. "The most effective recruiters of future seminarians are priests who, by their own example of loving and dedicated service, are an inspiration to young men who might consider following in their footsteps."
Transportation will be provided from the site of the Clergy Conference to the Seminary, and, following the reception at about 1:00 PM, to the Diocesan Assembly hotel.