• Very Rev. Barouyr Shernezian

    Dean of Armenian Theological Seminary of the Catholicosate of the Holy See of Cilicia

    Very Rev. Fr. Barouyr Shernezian, an Armenian Orthodox Priest, was born in Beirut, Lebanon. He studied at the Armenian Theological Seminary from 2004 to 2012 and was ordained as a priest in 2012 by the Catholicosate of the Holy See of Cilicia. He served as the director of the "Cilicia" Museum and spiritual counselor for the Youth department from 2012 to 2015. In 2016, he became the parish pastor in the Armenian Community of San Francisco and a teacher at the Armenian School. He earned a Master's Degree from the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, in 2019. During his time in San Francisco, he was active in various interfaith groups. He returned to Lebanon in 2019 as the museum director and spiritual director for the Armenian Church University Students’ Association. He became the dean of the Armenian Theological Seminary in 2020 and currently teaches biblical studies and Armenian Church history. He is also pursuing a Doctor of Ministry at Fordham University in New York.

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Persecuting Armenians in Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabagh)

As I pen down these words in my office at the Armenian Theological Seminary of the Holy See of Cilicia, it’s heartrending to acknowledge that over 120,000 Armenian individuals, including children in Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabagh) within the South Caucasus, are facing the dire fate of starvation. Unlike many other instances of famine, this crisis has been...
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