Trip to Washington DC
On March 25, Fr. Mardiros Chevian and a few students attended a lecture at Catholic University in Washington, DC by Dr. Christina Maranci on Armenian Christian Art and Culture. Professor Maranci is the Mashtots Professor of Armenian Studies at Harvard University, a position jointly held by the departments of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and History of Art and Architecture. The lecture was sponsored by Mr. Dean Shahinian, seminary benefactor, in memory of his parents Paul and Grace (Jelalian) Shahinian. Afterwards, the group had a special private viewing of the unique collection of Armenian illustrated manuscripts held at Freer Gallery in DC with Dr. Maranci.