St. James Armenian Church, Watertown, MA

On Sunday, December 17, Diocesan Primate Archbishop Khajag Barsamian visited St. James Church in Watertown, MA, to observe its 86th anniversary and annual Name Day celebration. The Primate presided over the Divine Liturgy and delivered the sermon of the day.

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Annual Assembly

The Eastern Diocese is pleased to announce that the 116th Diocesan Assembly will convene May 3-5, 2018. The annual gathering of the Eastern Diocese will meet at the Renaissance Westchester Hotel, West Harrison, NY. The St. Gregory the Enlightener Church of White Plains, NY, will host the assembly, bringing together several hundred Armenian Church leaders from throughout the Eastern Diocese.

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Western Armenia

What does it means to be a member of the Armenian religious minority in Turkey?

That was the focus of Dr. Christopher Sheklian’s eye-opening lecture on November 7, at the Krikor and Clara Zohrab Information Center of the Eastern Diocese in New York before a crowd of more than seventy.

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Mary Melikian

The Eastern Diocese honored a dear friend and prominent artist on the evening of December 13. Friends and dignitaries gathered in the formal reception room (tahlij) of New York’s Diocesan Center to pay tribute to Mary Melikyan.

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