"Our ceremony officiated by Rev. Najarian was beautiful and very personal. Rev. Najarian was very prompt to respond to all our emails and questions. He took time to get to know us as a couple and sent us a personalized ceremony as well as a ceremony outline for the programs a few weeks before the wedding. Everyone was very touched by his words."
Reverend Dr. Nishan Najarian
Phone: (631) 424.6952
A New York Wedding Officiant who creates and performs personalized weddings, renewals and baptisms for the Long Island area.
I am an ordained Methodist minister who has performed weddings, renewal vows and baptisms for more than 40 years, as well as having a private practice in marriage and family relationships. I perform ceremonies across Long Island working with couples from different backgrounds, religions, cultures, and spiritual beliefs.
I perform spiritual, interfaith, religious and non-religious ceremonies for all faiths, and work with couples to create a personalized wedding ceremony that incorporates their beliefs, customs and traditions.
A graduate of Drew Seminary, I have had a private practice for more than 40 years, was a full time administrator and faculty member at Long Island University for 28 years and most recently taught graduate courses in family and marriage therapy and mental health counseling. After graduating from Seminary I was a teaching tennis "pro", and then went on to become a professor at a Chinese University in Taiwan. I have traveled extensively around the world meeting people of all walks of life and developing an appreciation for different cultures. I am often asked what is the origin of my name which is Armenian.
Performing interfaith weddings brings me in contact with couples of varying religious, racial, social, ethnic and cultural backgrounds. I enjoy performing weddings because I get to meet wonderful people who share their feelings and experiences of mutual love and respect. Talking with couples about their goals and expectations of married life has been very rewarding in my providing some counsel and guidance.
In addition to performing weddings, I conduct renewal of wedding vows as well as baptisms.