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Gala Banquet

Join us on Saturday, November 4 to celebrate the next 12 alumni of the seminary.


Deepen your personal knowledge of God through the distinctive lens of the Armenian Church.

Recent Book Releases

Several books are for sale through the seminary
and can be mailed domestically.

Latest News

  • Orientation Retreat Held at the Ararat Center
    The seminary held its annual orientation retreat over the weekend of September15-17 at the Ararat Center in Greenville, NY. A sense of spiritual and brotherly/sisterly closeness permeated. The topics for this year’s retreat were drawn from St. Nersess Shnorhali’s words … Read more
  • St. Nersess Deacons’ Training Program Held in the Western Diocese
    For the third summer, a St. Nersess Deacons’ Training Program was offered in the Western Diocese at Hye Camp in Dunlap, CA, from August 6-12. It was organized and directed by Fr. Gomidas Zohrabian, pastor of St. Gregory the Illuminator … Read more
  • Fall Semester Welcomes a New Student and New Assistant Professor
    St. Nersess Armenian Seminary began its Fall semester this week with orientation and classes at the seminary and at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary. “We are happy to welcome back our full-time students and a new student who are studying … Read more
  • Remembering Aida K. Pisani
    St. Nersess faculty, students and staff continue to grieve the untimely passing of our dear Aida, who was our librarian, a valued member of our faculty, and a beloved friend in our St. Nersess family.    Aida Karabatzakian was born … Read more
  • Two Seminarians Become Ouraragirs
    On August 6, Abp. Hovnan Derderian, Primate of the Western Diocese and vice president of the board of directors, elevated four altar servers to the rank of stolebearer (ouraragir) at the St. Leon (Ghevontiants) Armenian Cathedral in Burbank, CA, including … Read more
  • 60th Anniversary of the Summer Conferences Remembered During the High School Session
    From July 22 – 30, the seminary welcomed high school students to the annual High School Summer Conference. This year, participants represented the three North American dioceses – Western, Eastern and Canadian- as well as Jerusalem, and hailed from parishes … Read more

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