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Faculty Member Speaks at International Conference

Faculty Member Speaks at International Conference

Earlier this month, Dr. Ani Shahinian represented St. Nersess Armenian Seminary at the 59th International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, MI. Held May 9 -11, on the 599th anniversary of Xlat‘ec‘i’s martyrdom, Dr. Shahinian explored the “Armenian Menologium (Yaysmawurk’) in the Thirteenth–Fifteenth Centuries,” introducing the last compiler of the Yaysamwurk‘, Grigor Cerenc‘ Xlat‘ec‘i, who was martyred in the Lake Van region on May 9, 1425. She highlighted the long process and development of the Yaysmaurk‘ where answers to the question of “what it means to be human in the image and likeness of God” becomes a central theme to the work. While there, Dr. Shahinian also shared how St. Nersess Seminary has a unique place and role in the western world as an institution, where one can study the treasures hidden in beautiful manuscripts from a rich theological perspective, beyond the literary and historical nature of the texts.