On January 8, 2018, St. James Brotherhood celebrated the feast of St. Stephen the Protomartyr which is considered to be the feast of the deacons and sub-deacons of the Armenian Theological Seminary and of those serving in the Holy Places.
On this occasion the deacons and sub-deacons chose two priests as archdeacons who lead them on the feast day and they also make the duty of deacon during the evening vesper and the morning service. This year Rev. Fr. Gevorg Hayrapetyan and Rev. Fr. Nerseh Aloyan were elected to that duty.
On the feast of St. Stephen the Protomartyr all the deacons and sub-deacons perform a special celebration during the morning service.
In the evening, in honor of the deacons a dinner is served in the dining room of the seminary.