David The Invincible Philosopher
Prof. Michael Papazian
Professor of Philosophy at Berry College, Georgia, Prof. Papazian introduces the somewhat mysterious figure known as David the Invincible (Davit Anhaght). David was a neo-Platonist, who was associated with the philosophy academy of Alexandria, Egypt. Papazian also reviews some of David’s writings and contributions to the understanding of philosophy in Armenia.
The Dawn of Armenian Philosophy
Dr. Abraham Terian
Dr. Abraham Terian introduces the Armenian moral sermons known as Hajakhabadum Jark (literally, “Often-Repeated Discourses,” attributed to St. Gregory the Illuminator. These sermons share many features with pre-Christian Greek moral treatises, and
Our Strength and Our Song: Armenian Sacred Music Yesterday and Today
V. Rev. Fr. Daniel Findikyan
V. Rev. Fr. Daniel Findikyan, Dean of St. Nersess and Professor of Liturgical Studies, discusses some of the distinctive features of Armenian sacred music inaugurating the Seminary’s 2006-2007 lecture series on the theme of Armenian Sacred Music.