The Eastern Diocese was deeply grieved by the loss of Aso Tavitian, a generous benefactor of both the Diocese and the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, who passed away on April 21, 2020, at the age of 80.
Throughout the coming week (April 26-30), the Eastern Diocese will continue its online gatherings for young people. This marks the sixth week of the online fellowship initiative called #StayHome and #StayConnected.
The Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin has asked Armenian churches around the world to observe moments of silence, followed by sustained bell-ringing, in observance of the Feast of the Holy Martyrs of the Armenian Genocide.
In the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, especially as regards New York City, the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of America has announced that the Diocesan Center would remain closed to the public at least through April 30.
One would not usually draw a connection between the centuries-old rituals of the Armenian Church and modern-day technology. But that is exactly what took place on Easter Sunday at St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral,