St. Nersess Armenian Seminary

Since its founding in 1962 by Archbishop Tiran Nersoyan, St. Nersess Armenian Seminary in Armonk, NY, has trained men and women to serve in a variety of capacities in the Armenian Church. Currently, the seminary is under the leadership of the Rev. Fr. Mardiros Chevian, who serves as  its dean.

The seminary offers two graduate-level programs. The Master of Divinity degree, through the joint program with the nearby St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, is the standard degree required for those planning to be ordained as priests. The Master of Arts degree in Armenian Christian Studies is designed for lay men and women interested in the Christian culture of the Armenian people. Knowledge of Armenian is not a prerequisite for enrolling in the seminary.

The seminary provides a strong foundation in the history and culture of the church, while also encouraging its graduates to shape the church in the future.

The seminary also offers a variety of youth and high school programs covering Armenian culture, history, and faith. Additionally, it holds regular deacons training, musical education, and religious educational programs for adults.

To learn more about St. Nersess Seminary and its programs, visit,  or contact the seminary at (914) 273-0200.