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Week 4 of Introduction to the Gospel of Matthew

Saint Nersess Audio ArchivesSep 30, 2022

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Lecture 4 of an Introduction to Armenian Medieval Poetry: Penitential Poetry -Narek and its Heirs

Lecture 4 of an Introduction to Armenian Medieval Poetry: Penitential Poetry -Narek and its Heirs

This lecture from November 17, 2022 is a continuation of the St. Nersess Fall 2022 Public Lecture Series, taught by Dr. Jesse Siragan Arlen. In this series, Dr. Arlen introduces us to Medieval Armenian Poetry.

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Nov 18, 202245:40
Lecture 3 of Medieval Armenian Poetry: Sacred Song at Narek Monastery- Gandz, Tagh, and Meghedi

Lecture 3 of Medieval Armenian Poetry: Sacred Song at Narek Monastery- Gandz, Tagh, and Meghedi

This lecture from November 10, 2022 is a continuation of the St. Nersess Fall 2022 Public Lecture Series, taught by Dr. Jesse Siragan Arlen. In this series, Dr. Arlen introduces us to Medieval Armenian Poetry.

Nov 11, 202248:48
Part 2 of An Introduction to Medieval Armenian Poetry: The Lay of the Land

Part 2 of An Introduction to Medieval Armenian Poetry: The Lay of the Land

This lecture from November 3, 2022 is a continuation of the St. Nersess Fall 2022 Public Lecture Series, taught by Dr. Jesse Siragan Arlen. In this series, Dr. Arlen introduces us to Medieval Armenian Poetry.

Nov 04, 202201:15:03
Christian Martyrdoms in Late Medieval Lake Van Region & Their Theological Meaning

Christian Martyrdoms in Late Medieval Lake Van Region & Their Theological Meaning

This is a pop-up lecture presented by Ani Shahinian, a PhD candidate at University of Oxford.

Oct 26, 202233:04
Lecture 1 of An Introduction to Medieval Armenian Poetry: The Lay of the Land

Lecture 1 of An Introduction to Medieval Armenian Poetry: The Lay of the Land

This lecture from October 20, 2022 is a continuation of the St. Nersess Fall 2022 Public Lecture Series, taught by Dr. Jesse Siragan Arlen. In this series, Dr. Arlen introduces us to Medieval Armenian Poetry.

Oct 24, 202201:15:40
Lecture 6 of Introduction to the Gospel of Matthew

Lecture 6 of Introduction to the Gospel of Matthew

This is the 6th and final lecture of An Introduction to the Gospel of Matthew by Bishop Vahan Hovhanessian, PhD.

Oct 17, 202249:26
Lecture 5 of Introduction to the Gospel of Matthew

Lecture 5 of Introduction to the Gospel of Matthew

This is the fifth lecture from the 2022 St. Nersess Fall Public Lecture Series, where Bishop Vahan Hovhanessian, PhD introduces the Gospel of Matthew.

Oct 10, 202257:03
Week 4 of Introduction to the Gospel of Matthew

Week 4 of Introduction to the Gospel of Matthew

This is the fourth lecture from the 2022 St. Nersess Fall Public Lecture Series, where Bishop Vahan Hovhanessian, PhD introduces the Gospel of Matthew.

Sep 30, 202254:26
Week 3 of Introduction to the Gospel of Matthew

Week 3 of Introduction to the Gospel of Matthew

This is the third lecture from the 2022 St. Nersess Fall Public Lecture Series, where Bishop Vahan Hovhanessian, PhD introduces the Gospel of Matthew.

Sep 16, 202243:23
Week 2 of Introduction to the Gospel of Matthew

Week 2 of Introduction to the Gospel of Matthew

This is the second lecture from the 2022 St. Nersess Fall Public Lecture Series, where Bishop Vahan Hovhannessian, PhD introduces the Gospel of Matthew.

Sep 09, 202253:36
Introduction to the Gospel of Matthew

Introduction to the Gospel of Matthew

This is the first lecture from the 2022 St. Nersess Fall Public Lecture Series, where Bishop Vahan Hovhannessian introduces the Gospel of Matthew.

Sep 06, 202240:50
Essentials of Church Management: Session 1

Essentials of Church Management: Session 1

Father Mardiros Chevian (Dean of St. Nersess) shares his wisdom and expertise on church management.

Jul 25, 202201:54:08
Lecture 1: Responding to Calamity: Aristakes of Lastivert and Matthew of Edessa

Lecture 1: Responding to Calamity: Aristakes of Lastivert and Matthew of Edessa

First lecture in the St. Nersess Armenian Seminary Spring Public Lecture Series "An Overview of the Armenian Historical Tradition: Part II: Eleventh to Eighteenth Centuries" (January 20, 2022–February 24, 2022)

by Dr. Jesse S. Arlen, Director of the Zohrab Information Center & Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Armenian Christian Studies, Fordham University


Editions mentioned:

Aristakes Lastiverttsʿi, History. Translated by Robert Bedrosian. Sophene, 2020.

Ara Edmond Dostourian, Armenia and the Crusades, Tenth to Twelfth Centuries: The Chronicle of Matthew of Edessa. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1993. 

Matthew of Edessa, Chronicle, vols. 1–2. Translated by Robert Bedrosian. Sophene, 2020–2021. 

Online critical edition and English translation (incomplete): Tara Andrews, Tatevik Atayan, and Anahit Safaryan. “The Chronicle of Matthew of Edessa Online”, last modified 29 August 2020. https://editions.byzantini.st/ChronicleME/

Apr 20, 202249:28
Lecture 2: The Medieval Chronicle: The Rise of a New (Old) Genre (Matthew of Edessa, Hetum & Smbat)

Lecture 2: The Medieval Chronicle: The Rise of a New (Old) Genre (Matthew of Edessa, Hetum & Smbat)

Second lecture in the St. Nersess Armenian Seminary Spring Public Lecture Series "An Overview of the Armenian Historical Tradition: Part II: Eleventh to Eighteenth Centuries" (January 20, 2022–February 24, 2022)

by Dr. Jesse S. Arlen, Director of the Zohrab Information Center & Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Armenian Christian Studies, Fordham University


Main Editions/Texts mentioned:

Matthew of Edessa. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1993. 

Matthew of Edessa, Chronicle, vols. 1–2. Translated by Robert Bedrosian. Sophene, 2020–2021. 

Online critical edition and English translation (incomplete): Tara Andrews, Tatevik Atayan, and Anahit Safaryan. “The Chronicle of Matthew of Edessa Online”, last modified 29 August 2020. https://editions.byzantini.st/ChronicleME/

Smbat Sparapet, Chronicle, vols. 1–2. Translated by Robert Bedrosian. Sophene, 2020–2021.

C. J. F. Dowsett. “The Albanian Chronicle of Mxitʿar Goš.” Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 21, no. 1/3 (1958): 472–490.

Մանր Ժամանակագրություններ XIII–XVIII դդ. 2 vols. Edited by V. A. Hakobyan. Erevan, 1951, 1956.

Manr Zhamanakagrutʿyunner [Minor Chronicles], 13th–18th cc. 2 vols. Edited by V. A. Hakobyan. Erevan, 1951, 1956.

The Chronicle of Deacon Zakʿaria of Kʿanakʿeṛ. Annotated Translation and Commentary by George A. Bournoutian. Costa Mesa, CA: Mazda Publishers, 2004.

The Chronicle of Petros di Sarkis Gilanents concerning the Afghan Invasion of Persia in 1722, the Siege of Isfahan and the Repercussions in Northern Persia, Russia and Turkey. Translated by C. Minasian. (Lisbon: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, 1959).

The Chronicle of Abraham of Crete. Annotated Translation by George Bournoutian. (Costa Mesa, CA: Mazda Publishers, 1999).

Apr 20, 202201:04:40
Lecture 3: Encounters and Engagements with Mongols: Vardan Areweltsi & Kirakos of Ganjak

Lecture 3: Encounters and Engagements with Mongols: Vardan Areweltsi & Kirakos of Ganjak

Third lecture in the St. Nersess Armenian Seminary Spring Public Lecture Series "An Overview of the Armenian Historical Tradition: Part II: Eleventh to Eighteenth Centuries" (January 20, 2022–February 24, 2022)
by Dr. Jesse S. Arlen, Director of the Zohrab Information Center & Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Armenian Christian Studies, Fordham University

Main Editions/Texts mentioned:
13th c.
Kirakos of Ganjak. History of Armenia.  
Translated by Robert Bedrosian. Available on Internet Archive:
https://archive.org/details/KirakosGanjaketsisHistoryOfTheArmenians

Vardan Areweltsi. Historical Compilation.
Robert Thomson. “The Historical Compilation of Vardan Arewelcʿi.”
Dumbarton Oaks Papers 43 (1989), 125–226

Stepannos Orbelean. History of Siwnik.
Translated by Robert Bedrosian (History of the State of Sisakan). Available on Internet Archive:
https://archive.org/details/HistoryOfTheStateOfSisakan

Grigor of Akner. History of the Nation of Archers.
Robert Blake and Richard Frye. “History of the Nation of the Archers (the Mongols) by Grigor of Akancʿ.”
Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies 12 (1949), 269–399
Grigor Aknertsʿi, History of the Nation of Archers. Translated by Robert Bedrosian. Sophene, 2020

14th c.
Hetum the Historian. History of the Tartars [The Flower of Histories of the East]
Hetʿum the Historian, The History of the Tartars: Flower of the Histories of the East. Translated by Robert Bedrosian. Sophene, 2021

15th c.
Thomas of Metsob. History of Tamerlane and His Successors.
Tʿovma Metsobetsʿi, History of Tamerlane and His Successors. Translated by Robert Bedrosian. Sophene, 2021

Apr 20, 202201:08:57
Lecture 4: Spiritual Consolation in a Time of Torment: Grigor Akants, Stephen Orbelean, Tovma Metsop

Lecture 4: Spiritual Consolation in a Time of Torment: Grigor Akants, Stephen Orbelean, Tovma Metsop

Fourth lecture in the St. Nersess Armenian Seminary Spring Public Lecture Series "An Overview of the Armenian Historical Tradition: Part II: Eleventh to Eighteenth Centuries" (January 20, 2022–February 24, 2022)
by Dr. Jesse S. Arlen, Director of the Zohrab Information Center & Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Armenian Christian Studies, Fordham University

Main Editions/Texts mentioned:
13th c.
Kirakos of Ganjak. History of Armenia.
Translated by Robert Bedrosian. Available on Internet Archive:
https://archive.org/details/KirakosGanjaketsisHistoryOfTheArmenians

Vardan Areweltsi. Historical Compilation.
Robert Thomson. “The Historical Compilation of Vardan Arewelcʿi.” Dumbarton Oaks Papers 43
(1989), 125–226

Stepannos Orbelean. History of Siwnik.
Translated by Robert Bedrosian (History of the State of Sisakan). Available on Internet Archive:
https://archive.org/details/HistoryOfTheStateOfSisakan

Grigor of Akner. History of the Nation of Archers.
Robert Blake and Richard Frye. “History of the Nation of the Archers (the Mongols) by Grigor of Akancʿ.” Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies 12 (1949), 269–399 Grigor Aknertsʿi, History of the Nation of Archers. Translated by Robert Bedrosian. Sophene, 2020

14th c.
Hetum the Historian. History of the Tartars [The Flower of Histories of the East]
Hetʿum the Historian, The History of the Tartars: Flower of the Histories of the East. Translated by Robert Bedrosian. Sophene, 2021

15th c.
Thomas of Metsob. History of Tamerlane and His Successors.
Tʿovma Metsobetsʿi, History of Tamerlane and His Successors. Translated by Robert Bedrosian. Sophene, 2021

Apr 20, 202201:08:56
Wisdom in Ministry Series: Dn. Armen Terjimanian & Der Garabed and Yn. Roberta Kochakian

Wisdom in Ministry Series: Dn. Armen Terjimanian & Der Garabed and Yn. Roberta Kochakian

In this episode, Dn. ArmenTerjimanian (St. Nersess Class of 2021) interviews Fr. Garabed and Yn. Roberta Kochakian about their ministry and service to the Armenian Church.  

0:00 Introduction to Wisdom in Ministry Series
1:10 Overview of Ministry
4:43 Who have been your mentors and inspiration?
10:36 Is it possible to balance life and ministry?
17:09 How would you describe your priesthood?
21:53 What are effective ways to engage laypeople/youth?
26:47 What would you have done differently?
31:53 What experiences, activities, or relationships have given you special satisfaction?
38:48 What aspect of your ministry has been challenging and how did you overcome those?
46:04 What did you learn in ministry that you didn't learn at seminary?
51:44 If you could offer advice to your younger self, what would it be?
58:59 What is your vision for the future of the church?
1:07:27 Closing Remarks

Apr 05, 202201:09:04
Wisdom in Ministry Series: Dn. Yezras Tellalian & Der Kevork and Yn. Sandra Arakelian

Wisdom in Ministry Series: Dn. Yezras Tellalian & Der Kevork and Yn. Sandra Arakelian

In this episode, Dn. Yezras Tellalian (St. Nersess Class of 2009) interviews Fr. Kevork and Yn. Sandra Arakelian about their calling and ministry to the Armenian Church.  

0:00 Introduction to Wisdom in Ministry Series
55:02 Overview of Ministry
7:23 Who have been your mentors and inspiration?
14:07  Is it possible to balance life and ministry?
26:03 How would you describe your priesthood?
30:15 What are effective ways to engage laypeople/youth?
41:03 What experiences, activities, or relationships have given you special satisfaction?
53:59 What aspect of your ministry has been challenging and how did you overcome those?
1:07:20 What did you learn in ministry that you wish you learned in seminary?
1:12:10 If you could offer advice to your younger self, what would it be?
1:17:03 What is your vision for the future of the church?
1:23:36 Closing Remarks

Apr 05, 202201:24:21
Wisdom in Ministry Series: Donna Sirounian & Der Stepanos Doudoukjian Interview

Wisdom in Ministry Series: Donna Sirounian & Der Stepanos Doudoukjian Interview

In this episode, Donna Sirounian (Director of Marketing & Fundraising at St. Nersess) interviews Fr. Stepanos Doudoukjian (ordained in 1996) about his ministry and service to the Armenian Church.  

0:00 Introduction to Wisdom in Ministry Series
1:11 Overview of Ministry
4:35 Who have been your mentors and inspiration?
10:09 Is it possible to balance life and ministry?
13:29 How would you define your priesthood?
17:56 What are effective ways to engage laypeople/youth?
23:26 What experiences, activities, or relationships have given you special satisfaction?
31:24 What aspect of your ministry has been challenging and how did you overcome those?
36:43 If you could offer advice to your younger self, what would it be?
38:43 What is your vision for the future of the church?
44:30 Closing Statements

Apr 04, 202245:36
Wisdom in Ministry Series: Donna Sirounian & Der Yeprem Kelegian Interview

Wisdom in Ministry Series: Donna Sirounian & Der Yeprem Kelegian Interview

In this episode, Donna Sirounian (Director of Marketing and Fundraising at St. Nersess) interviews Fr. Yeprem Kelegian (ordained in 1977) about his ministry and service to the Armenian Church.

0:00 Introduction to Wisdom in Ministry Series
1:04 Overview of Ministry
3:52 Is it possible to balance life and ministry?
7:34 What are effective ways to engage laypeople/youth?
12:06 What experiences, activities, or relationships have given you special satisfaction?
16:10 What aspect of your ministry has been challenging and how did you overcome those?
17:33 What did you learn in ministry that you didn't learn in seminary?
19:20 If you could offer advice to your younger self, what would it be?
21:06 What is your vision for the future of the church?
25:20 How would you define your priesthood?

Apr 04, 202227:02
Wisdom in Ministry Series: Donna Sirounian & Yn. Yefkin Megherian Interview

Wisdom in Ministry Series: Donna Sirounian & Yn. Yefkin Megherian Interview

In this episode, Donna Sirounian (Director of Marketing and Fundraising at St. Nersess) interviews Yn. Yefkin Megherian about her ministry and service to the Armenian Church.

0:00 Introduction to Wisdom in Ministry
1:25 Overview of Ministry
2:55 Who have been your mentors and inspiration over the years?
4:39 How do you balance ministry & personal life?
6:37 What experiences, activities, or relationships have brought you satisfaction?
7:08 If you could offer advice to your younger self, what would it be?
7:41 Closing Statements

Apr 04, 202208:51
Lecture 5: Historiography in the Early Modern World and Beyond: Arakel of Tabriz & Simeon of Poland

Lecture 5: Historiography in the Early Modern World and Beyond: Arakel of Tabriz & Simeon of Poland

Join Dr. Jesse S. Arlen as he explores the worlds of Armenian historians, Arakel of Tabriz and Simeon of Poland.

Feb 18, 202255:04