Catholicosate of Cilicia
Antelias - Lebanon
On October 12, 2017, His Holiness Aram I chaired the teachers’ meeting of the Armenian Theological Seminary in Bikfaya for the school year 2017-2018.
After welcoming remarks, His Holiness stated that the Armenian Theological Seminary is more than an ordinary school; its mission includes not only preparing well-educated Armenians, but also future leaders, who eventually become active members of the community, inside and outside of the Church.
Talking about the curriculum, His Holiness commanded the teachers to integrate their classrooms with extracurricular and hands-on activities and to emphasize on educating the self in addition to educating the mind. He then underlined the importance of Armenian subjects and stated that they should be a priority, of course without undermining the importance of the foreign subjects.
His Holiness informed the teachers that seminarians are continuing their studies in different universities in Lebanon and abroad.