For the multitude of guests who ventured to the St. Vartan Cathedral Complex on the evening of Thursday, October 7, it was a festive homecoming: a resumption of the vital Armenian community life that had been curtailed in response to the pandemic.
This spring, the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church in America will hold a two-day “Sacred Music Festival” running Friday and Saturday, April 16-17, 2021.
With angelic strains of liturgical hymns and the recitation of centuries-old prayers echoing throughout its sanctuary, St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral in New York City held its annual observance of the Feast of Sts. Vartanantz on the evening of February 11, 2021.
On October 23-24, the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of America held its second annual Sacred Music Festival: a gathering of choir singers, directors, instrumentalists, and Armenian sacred music aficionados from across the Diocese.
The Eastern Diocese’s “Sacred Music Festival”—a gathering of choir singers, directors, instrumentalists, and lovers of Armenian sacred music from throughout the Diocese—will be an online event this year.