On Saturday, April 22, the Armenian Church at Hye Pointe of Bradford, MA, celebrated the opening of its “Family Life and Cultural Center,” with Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Primate of the Eastern Diocese, presiding over the ceremony.
Bright sunny skies and an unseasonably high temperature of 87 degrees greeted worshipers on Easter Sunday, as the faithful gathered at St. Vartan Cathedral to take part in the Diving Liturgy and traditional “Release of Doves” ceremony.
The St. Thomas Church of Tenafly, NJ, celebrated the 52nd anniversary of it consecration with a celebratory banquet on April 9, 2017, presided over by Diocesan Primate Archbishop Khajag Barsamian. As in past years, the Primate celebrated the Divine Liturgy and delivered the homily.
The Eastern Diocese’s Krikor and Clara Zohrab Information Center hosted a book presentation by Adrienne Alexanian, editor of her late father’s newly published memoir, Forced into Genocide: Memoirs of an Armenian Soldier in the Ottoman Turkish Army, on Thursday, April 6.
St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral will observe Holy Week, April 9 through April 15, with a series of special services, culminating in the Easter Sunday celebration on April 16, 2017.