Young adults and clergy from across the Eastern Diocese gathered in Milwaukee, WI, over Memorial Day weekend (May 24-27) for the 73rd annual ACYOA General Assembly and Sports Weekend. Primate of the Eastern Diocese Bishop Daniel Findikyan presided over the gathering.
ACYOA Juniors gathered over Memorial Day weekend at St. James Church of Watertown, MA, for the 44th annual Hye M’rtsoom program. The parish hosted 229 participants from 17 parishes across the Diocese for a weekend of worship, sports, and fellowship.
More than 120 guests—including students, alumni, and families—attended an Azkatroshm ceremony at New York’s St. Vartan Cathedral on Saturday, May 11, during which five students graduated from the Diocese’s Khrimian Lyceum.
Each year on May 28, Armenians around the world honor the anniversary of the Battle of Sardarabad and the establishment of the First Armenian Republic (1918-1920). Today marks 101 years since those fateful events.
In the Armenian Church, memorial days of one kind or another are quite common: we observe merelots after the major feast days; we remember our departed loved ones on the karasoonk of their passing, and thereafter through annual hokehankisd services.