The 74th annual ACYOA General Assembly took place over Zoom on Saturday, May 22, 2021. This year’s General Assembly took place virtually due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
When the pandemic caused the cancellation of in-person programs, Diocesan parishes became creative in continuing the church’s mission. Here’s how one parish approached the crisis.
On the evening of May 14, St. Nersess Armenian Seminary held an outdoor ceremony to formally honor its graduating class of 2020-2021.
The yearly transition to summer is a special time in the Armenian Church calendar. In quick succession, we observe our Lord’s Ascension, Pentecost, St. Gregory’s release from the pit, and the birth of Holy Etchmiadzin.
On the evening of May 11, in New York City, His Holiness Karekin II presided over a small gathering of friends and benefactors of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, during which he bestowed a pontifical award on Adrienne Alexanian of New York.