St. Nersess Armenian Seminary
St. Nersess Armenian Seminary was established in 1961 under the auspices of the Dioceses of the Armenian Church in America (and more recently of Canada). The Seminary was named after one of the most revered fathers of the Armenian Church: St. Nersess Shnorhali—the Graceful—a great hymnographer, theologian, ecumenist, and Catholicos (in office 1166-1173AD). The Seminary’s mission is inspired by its patron saint’s commitment to theological inquiry, pastoral care, liturgical revival, and ecumenism. As the fundamental figure in a movement for Armenian self-understanding, and for the mutual understanding and reconciliation of Christians East and West, St. Nersess is the outstanding paradigm of the clerical ideal to whose standard we strive to prepare our students and ourselves.
St. Nersess Armenian Seminary provides quality education and training to our growing group of seminarians, current clergy, and the community. Its commitment to the growth of the Armenian Church will be achieved through the continuing education of current priests; support and training of Armenian priests from abroad; research and educational opportunities for exchange faculty and students; and the continuation of our 50+ year tradition of summer youth conferences and deacons’ training programs. St. Nersess Armenian Seminary is the only seminary in the Western Hemisphere.
Our New Mission
St. Nersess has expanded its mission to include the following when it moves to its new Armonk, NY, campus in mid-2014:
More information can be found at: http://www.stnersess.edu
Donate to St. Nersess Armenian Seminary
A charitable gift to St. Nersess Armenian Seminary is an investment in the future of the Armenian Church. We are so thankful to those who have shown their ongoing dedication and support of the operation and mission of St. Nersess. Your gift may be offered in the form of cash, securities or bequests.
Please consider making a new donation today. Donations are accepted year round and are tax-deductible.
Thank you for helping us continue to expand our important mission of providing quality education and training to our growing group of seminarians, current clergy, and to the community.
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St. Nersess Armenian Seminary gratefully acknowledges our Parish Patrons -- Armenian Church communities that support the seminary with an annual grant as part of their ongoing mission and stewardship:
Holy Virgin Mary & Shoghagat Armenian Church (Belleville, IL)
St. Gregory Armenian Church (Fowler, CA)
St. Gregory the Enlightener Armenian Church (White Plains, NY)
St. Leon Armenian Church (Fair Lawn, NJ)
St. Mary Armenian Church (Livingston, NJ)
St. Mesrob Armenian Church (Racine, WI)
Consider becoming a Parish Patron and show your support!
St. Nersess Annual Events and Programs
Evening Under The Stars
Father's Day Picnic
Deacons' Training Program
High School Summer Conference A
High School Summer Conference B
Post High School Summer Conference
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High School Summer Conference Session B with Fr. Ghevond
St. Nersess Seminary Location
486 Bedford Rd., Armonk, NY 10504
Phone: (914) 636-2003
Monday - Friday, 9:30am-5:30pm