How Armenians Pray: Glimpses Into the Heart of an Ancient Christian Spirituality


On April 23, as part of the St. Nersess Armenian Seminary Spring Lecture Series, the Very Rev. Michael Daniel Findikyan presented a lecture at The General Theological Seminary entitled "How Armenians Pray: Glimpses into the Heart of an Ancient Christian Spirituality." Speaking to a room of seminarians, priests, and faculty from both St. Nersess and General Seminaries, as well as members of the general public, Findikayn spoke of the spirit, ethos and peculiarities of Armenian prayer and what these qualities tell us about the distinctive Christian witness of this ancient church. A wine and cheese reception followed where members of the two seminaries shared fellowship.

About the Presenter: Michael Daniel Findikyan is an ordained priest and vartabed of the Armenian Orthodox Church, Professor of Liturgical Studies at St. Nersess Armenian Seminary, and recurring Visiting Professor of Liturgical Studies at the University of Notre Dame. He has authored numerous studies on the liturgies of the Christian East, including a monograph on the historical development of the Armenian Daily Office. Currently, he serves as the Director of the Zohrab Information Center of the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of America.