Diocesan Primate Bishop Daniel made his annual visits to regional Armenian institutions in early February.
On February 4, he traveled to the Hovnanian School in New Milford, NJ, and the Armenian Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Emerson, NJ. Accompanying him were Fr. Diran Bohajian, Fr. Davit Karamyan, and Fr. Daniel Karadjian.
On February 6, he visited the Holy Martyrs Armenian Day School in Bayside, NY, accompanied by Bayside pastor Fr. Abraham Malkhasyan and Dn. Eric Vozzy.
As part of each visit, the Primate officiated over the Home Blessing service, traditionally performed at the start of the New Year. Students at both the Hovnanian and Holy Martyrs schools sang, recited poetry, and spent time talking with and learning from the bishop.
At the Emerson Home, residents spoke with Bishop Daniel and received his blessing. He met with staff members of each institution to discuss their recent accomplishments.