On Saturday, November 19, St. Mary Church of Livingston, NJ, celebrated its 90th anniversary with a celebratory dinner at the church’s Haroutune and Siranoush Toufayan Hall with over 200 parishioners and guests in attendance. Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Primate of the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern), presided over the occasion.
Saturday, November 12 marked the long-awaited opening of the new campus of St. Nersess Seminary in Armonk, NY. His Holiness Karekin II, the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, officiated over the ceremonies.
He was assisted by Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Primate of the Eastern Diocese and President of the seminary, and Archbishop Hovnan Derderian, Primate of the Western Diocese.
Under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, more than a dozen Armenian bishops and lay leaders from around the world gathered this week for a meeting of the Supreme Spiritual Council: the ecclesiastical governing body of the Armenian Church.
In an unprecedented turn, the meeting convened in New York city, at the headquarters of the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of America: the first time the body has met away from Armenia.
By Florence Avakian
At New York’s St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral, a very special event took place on Sunday morning, October 30, 2016.
High ranking Armenian clergymen from around the world, digniaries from America’s east and west coast dioceses, and a large number of faithful welcomed the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, His Holiness Karekin II, for a celebration of the 17th anniversary of his enthronement as leader of the global Armenian Church.
On Sunday, October 23, Holy Trinity Church of Cambride, MA, marked the 55th anniversary of the consecration of its present-day sanctuary. Diocesan Primate Archbishop Khajag Barsamian celebrated the Divine Liturgy, with the Rev. Fr. Vasken Kouzouian, parish pastor, assisting. Local deacons and altar servers also took part in the service.