Armenian Catholicosate of Cilicia Seminary responds to the needs of the Diaspora

03 August 2013

In order to remain a major pillar in safeguarding the Armenian spiritual and cultural heritage, the seminary regularly adapts its curricula to respond to the needs of the Diaspora. In 2013, several seminarians became acolytes, sub-deacons, deacons, priests and a married priest.


Because of the situation in Syria and the region, many seminarians could not join their families for a short vacation. Hence, the directorate of the Seminary instituted a new summer school programme from 1 July to 28 September. During the two six-week semesters, the students will follow the following courses: Old and New Testament Studies, History of the Armenian Church; History of the Catholicosate of Cilicia; languages: classical and western Armenian, Arabic, English, French; painting, singing and piano lessons.


Through its summer school, The Catholicosate of Cilicia aims at preparing better qualified spiritual and community leaders and invites parents to encourage the youth to enroll in the seminary.