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Under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, more than a dozen Armenian bishops and lay leaders from around the world gathered this week for a meeting of the Supreme Spiritual Council: the ecclesiastical governing body of the Armenian Church.

In an unprecedented turn, the meeting convened in New York city, at the headquarters of the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of America: the first time the body has met away from Armenia.

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By Florence Avakian

At New York’s St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral, a very special event took place on Sunday morning, October 30, 2016.

High ranking Armenian clergymen from around the world, digniaries from America’s east and west coast dioceses, and a large number of faithful welcomed the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, His Holiness Karekin II, for a celebration of the 17th anniversary of his enthronement as leader of the global Armenian Church.

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By Florence Avakian

How many Armenian-Americans truly understand our faith, and its profound, timeless message?

An innovative new campaign called Our Church Our Legacy-launched this month by the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of America-aims to inspire and strengthen the faith of every Armenian, and to make their faith relevant to daily life.

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Over Columbus Day weekend, 248 ACYOA Juniors from 16 parishes throughout the Eastern Diocese gathered for the annual ACYOA Juniors Fall Sports Weekend, hosted by St. Sahag and St. Mesrob Church in Wynnewood, PA.

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