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National Centennial Observance

The Armenian-American community is building towards a national observance of the centennial of the Armenian Genocide.

Special events are scheduled for May 7 to 9 in Washington, D.C.—including an ecumenical prayer service at the National Cathedral, a Pontifical Divine Liturgy, a memorial concert, and an awards banquet honoring those who helped the survivors.

His Holiness Karekin II, the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, and His Holiness Aram I, the Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia, both will journey to the United States to lead the Washington commemoration. They will be joined by Armenians from across the U.S., under the auspices of the Eastern and Western Dioceses, and the Eastern and Western Prelacies.

Click here to learn more about the May events in the nation’s capital.

On Sunday, May 10, “A Mother’s Day Prayer Service and Blessing of Mothers” will be held in Washington. His Holiness Karekin II and His Holiness Aram I will preside. Click here to view a flyer.

Diocesan Assembly

The Eastern Diocese’s Annual Diocesan Assembly and Clergy Conference will convene in Washington that same week.

The 113th Diocesan Assembly will convene from May 7 to 8, and will be preceded by the annual Clergy Conference, which will be held from May 4 to 6. The Diocesan Women’s Guild General Assembly also convenes during the week.

The 113th Diocesan Assembly and Clergy Conference is hosted by St. Mary Church of Washington. Click here to view information for clergy, delegates, and Parish Council chairs.

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