Holy Etchmiadzin hosted the recent assembly of Catholic and Oriental Orthodox Churches, known as the “International Joint Commission for Theological Dialogue.” During a special audience, His Holiness Karekin II, the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, welcomed the visiting clergymen, and offered his encouragement for their past and ongoing work.
On Thursday, February 8, the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of America commemorated the Feast of Vartanantz with a Divine Liturgy service and dinner program held at St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral in New York.
A nation’s cultural cleansing is a destruction of its history, a “rape of its culture,” stated Tasoula Hadjitofi, on Friday, February 2, to an overflow crowd at the Krikor and Clara Zohrab Information Center of the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America, in New York.
From January 19 to 21, 47 young adults from 18 parishes across the Eastern Diocese gathered at St. David Armenian Church in Boca Raton, FL for the annual ACYOA Seniors Chapter Workshop. Organized by the ACYOA Central Council, the weekend’s theme was “Stewardship: Time, Talent, and Treasure.”
On Wednesday, January 31, the Very Rev. Fr. Mesrop Parsamyan, Director of Ministries at the Diocese, represented Diocesan Primate Archbishop Khajag Barsamian at a luncheon hosted by the Roman Catholic Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Permanent Observer of the Holy See Mission to the United Nations, and Rabbi Arthur Schneier, founder of the Appeal of Conscience Foundation. The luncheon was organized to welcome Cardinal Peter Erdo, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of the Budapest, who is on a visit to New York City.
The religious leaders spoke about current events in Hungary, the International Day of Holocaust Remembrance, and the importance of interfaith dialogue.