Saturday, November 4, was an evening to remember as 12 seminary graduates – eight clergy and four lay ministers – were honored in the presence of family and friends and over 200 guests. It was a spirited and elegant affair with delicious food and sense of purpose. Fr. Mardiros Chevian, dean, emceed the program and announced each of the honorees:
The gala banquet was held at Macaluso’s in New Jersey, and His Grace Bishop Mesrop Parsamyan, Primate of the Eastern Diocese and President of the St. Nersess Board of Directors, officiated. Also in attendance were board members, clergy, seminary faculty and staff, the president and academic dean of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary, and guests who traveled from the West Coast, the Southwest, Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and the Northeast. The event was lovingly co-chaired by Margaret Kachigian Ajamian and Lynn Pinajian Beylerian.
* All photos were taken and donated by Dn. Diran Jebejian of Jebejian Images
* illustrations by Hovhannes Yedigaryan
On the evening of November 13, 2021, nearly 200 guests filled the grand ballroom of the Old Tappan Manor in New Jersey to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the seminary and honor twelve individuals who hold the distinct honor of being the first graduates of St. Nersess and St. Vladimir Seminaries and ordained as priests.