The Book of Psalms.  Written in classical and modern Armenian.
Translated by Archbishop Shahe Ajemian, with a scholarly introduction.

You may purchase the book, for $30.00 by contacting the Church at (201) 567 – 5446, or writing:

St. Thomas Armenian Church
P.O. Box 53, Tenafly NJ, 07670

Entire proceeds will benefit St. Thomas Armenian Apostolic Church.

Archbishop Shahe Ajemian was born in Aleppo, Syria in 1926.

In 1943, he was accepted in the seminary of Antelias and ordained a deacon.  Graduating from the seminary in 1947, he was ordained a celibate priest by His Grace Bishop Terenig Poladian of blessed memory.

0131161258bFrom 1952 to 1956, he served in the Chancellery of the See of the Great House of Cilicia.

From 1960 to 1994, he was a member of the Brotherhood of Saint James of the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem.  In 1965, His Holiness Vasken I, Catholicos of All Armenians of blessed memory, consecrated him a bishop.  During his years of service in Jerusalem, he held the positions of Chancellor and Properties Manager for the Patriarchate.

His Eminence Archbishop Shahe Ajemian contributed numerous works to the “Sion,” the official monthly of the Patriarchate, focusing on research dedicated to religion, history, science, and philosophy.  In 1982, he established the Armenian Bible Center on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, with its emphasis on research on the Armenian translation of the Bible and Armenian Church

Archbishop Ajemian was a member of the Supreme Spiritual Council of the Armenian Church from 1975 to 1985.  He also contributed his worthy participation to the activities of the Armenian Church and the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin through his involvement in ecclesiastical-organizational matters, the expansion and strengthening of international ties, preaching and ministry, as well as his lectures at the Gevorkian and Vaskenian Theological Seminaries of the Mother See.

In 1994, Abp. Ajemian moved to Armenia, and in 1995 he established the Theological Faculty at Yerevan State University.  His Eminence was renowned for his scientific-pedagogical activities and was the author of numerous articles and papers.  He rested in Christ on July 13, 2005.

See excerpts from the book below.  The first three pages are of the introduction.  Please select an image for a full-page view.









Psalms have been translated in Ashkharapar (colloquial Armenian), as well as Krapar (classical Armenian), as can be seen on the two pages below.  Please select an image for a full-page view.