During a meeting at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin on February 20-23, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, the Armenian Church’s Supreme Spiritual Council reviewed the past year’s developments at the Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople, and discussed the prospect of organizing patriarchal elections.
It was the first Armenian cathedral in the New World—the first built in generations.
It was realized through the united effort of ordinary people who had survived the greatest cataclysm ever to befall the Armenian people.
Representing His Holiness Karekin II, the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Primate of the Eastern Diocese, and the Very Reverend Fr. Shahe Ananyan, Ecumenical Relations director of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, traveled to the Vatican this week to discuss an upcoming ceremony that will honor an Armenian saint.
The Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern) has taken an active role in the upcoming “Armenia!” exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Set to open on September 21, 2018, on the 27th anniversary of Armenia’s independence, this large-scale exhibition will cover Armenian art in the medieval period, between the 4th through 17th centuries, and feature significant examples from around the world.
Pilgrims visiting the holiest site in Christendom, Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre, found its doors shuttered this week, in a protest against proposed legislation that would enable the government of Israel to tax and even confiscate properties owned by the city’s Christian churches.