Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Armenian Community in Jerusalem And Challenges Facing the Patriarchate

ON THE OCCASION OF THE PASSING OF
HIS BEATITUDE ARCHBISHOP TORKOM MANOOGIAN AND
UPCOMING ELECTION OF THE 97TH ARMENIAN PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM
The Armenian Community in Jerusalem
And Challenges Facing the Patriarchate

Presented by Abraham Terian, Ph.D
From its earliest history as one of the first Armenian diasporas to its current situation in a tense part of the world, the Armenian community of Jerusalem and its rich heritage will be surveyed by Dr. Abraham Terian. One of the foremost authorities on the Armenian Church, he will review Jerusalem’s liturgical, monastic, and theological contributions to the fledgling church in Armenia
and consider what the future holds for both the community and the Patriarchate.

This is a rare opportunity to better understand the key qualities required of the next Patriarch, the election process and the role of Holy Etchmiadzin in it. The state of the Patriarchate’s interfaith relations and what
will be required to sustain the community in a challenged environment will also be explored.

Dr. Terian, who grew up in Jerusalem, is Professor Emeritus of Armenian Theology and Patristics at St.Nersess Armenian Seminary. He is an internationally renowned expert in the fields of Hellenistic, early Christian and Armenian theological literature, fields in which he has published extensively. As a Fulbright Scholar, in 2005, he was granted the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in the Humanities Award.

In 2008 he was elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia.

Date: Friday, October 26, 2012
Time: 7:45 P.M.
Place: St. Leon Armenian Church
Charles and Grace Pinajian Youth Center
12-61 Saddle River Road
Fair Lawn, NJ
201-791-2862

This event is co-sponsored by Constantinople Armenian Relief Society (C.A.R.S.),
Esayan-Getronagan Alumni Association, St. Leon Armenian Church,
St. Nersess Armenian Seminary and Tekeyan Cultural Association
The event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the presentation.

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