His Holiness Aram I inaugurates the 86th Scholastic Year of the Seminary

12 October 2015. The Feast of the Holy Translators, which inaugurates the new school year of the Seminary, celebrates the discovery of the Armenian alphabet in 405, which made it possible to translate the Holy Bible into Armenian.

On Saturday 11 October in the morning Rev Fr. Torkom Donoyan, Dean of the Seminary celebrated the Holy Liturgy, presided over by His Holiness Aram I and with the participation of the newly admitted seminarians.

On Monday morning, His Holiness declared the beginning of the new scholastic year during a special ceremony in the presence of the clergy and the faculty. Following a short programme of biblical readings and hymns, Catholicos Aram I addressed the students and the faculty. After greeting the new seminarians, His Holiness told them that their predecessors, inspired by the words of the anthem, which invited them to be filled with the fire of the faith and the love of the nation, had served the church and the people. He explained the unique role of the seminary and its curriculum, which brings together faith and reason, and said that the combination of the two enables future leaders to serve the church with deep faith and strong dedication to people’s concerns. His Holiness then invited the seminarians to fill their days with prayers and the constant search for knowledge.