The 12th-century cloak-and-dagger world of power and piety in the Holy Land was a world run by European men. But the Easts most powerful men married Armenian noblewomen from the Cilician princedoms, and soon the daughters of those marriages found themselves at the highest levels of the Crusading states. How did these Armenian queens, princesses and countesses deal with their position in a male-dominated, militarized society? This presentation will look at their successes and their failures, their very public private lives, and the price they paid for power. Roberta Ervine has taught Armenian Church History, Armenian Theology and Patristics and Modern and Classical Armenian at St. Nersess Seminary for more than 15 years. Prior to that she lived, studied and taught in the Armenian Patriarchate of Saints James in Jerusalem for more than 20 years. There she was a disciple of the great Abp. Norayr Bogharian. She is the author of numerous books and scholarly articles on aspects of Armenian Church History and Thought. She recently translated St. Gregory of Nareks Commentary on the Song of Songs. Friday, April 15th at 7:30 PM Ararat-Eskijian Museum/Sheen Chapel, 15105 Mission Hills Rd. Mission Hills Ca 91345, admission free open to the public for additional information please contact Ararat-Eskijian museum@netzero.net or (747) 500-7585 –