Fr. Daniel Findikyan
A native of Fort Worth, Texas, V. Rev. Fr. (Michael) Daniel Findikyan is Director of the Krikor and Clara Zohrab Information Center of the Diocese of the Armenian Church (Eastern), New York and Professor of Liturgical Studies at St. Nersess Armenian Seminary in Armonk, New York. Fr. Daniel is a vartabed of the Armenian Church and member of the brotherhood of the Holy See of Etchmiadzin. He earned his doctorate in Liturgical Studies from the Pontifical Oriental Institute in Rome, where he studied under Robert Taft. SJ. He previously earned a Master of Arts degree in Musicology from the City University of New York, and the Master of Divinity from St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary and St. Nersess Armenian Seminary.
Fr. Daniel currently serves as President of the Society of Oriental Liturgy and is a member of several other academic and ecumenical organizations. He has been recurring Visiting Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame (South Bend, Indiana) since 2001 and has lectured throughout the United States, as well as in Armenia, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Sweden, Slovakia and Russia. Fr. Daniel has published numerous articles in scholarly journals and books, and served as the general editor of the Divine Liturgy book that is used throughout the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of America, and which is about to see its second revised edition.
From 1998-2005 Fr. Daniel served as visiting pastor of St. Sarkis Armenian Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. During his pastorate the mission parish grew into a full-fledged parish and it built a sanctuary and hall.