On Thursday, April 5, 2018, the Vatican unveiled a statue of St. Gregory of Narek, in the presence of Roman Catholic Pope Francis and His Holiness Karekin II, Catholicos of All Armenians.
The 50th anniversary of any institution is noteworthy. But when the institution envelops a whole community, then the milestone is monumental.
St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral will observe Holy Week, March 25 through 31, with a series of special services, culminating in the Easter Sunday celebration on April 1, 2018.
Two departed giants of the American musical scene, the late George Avakian and Anahid Ajemian, were remembered in a tribute concert on March 15, 2018. The program remembered two people linked by their devotion to the arts, by their notable contributions to American and international music—but mostly by their tender marriage of some seven decades.
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.