At the 114th Diocesan Assembly in Cleveland, OH, the Diocese introduced a new theme for the coming year, which encouraged reflection on the legacy bequeathed by the generation of the Armenian Genocide of 1915. Titled “Legacy of Our Martyrs: A Gift to Carry Forward,” this year’s theme will be explored through a social media campaign, parish resources, and local events.
More than 100 people attended Professor Peter Balakian’s discussion, titled “Hollywood and the Armenian Genocide,” at the Diocesan Center in New York on Friday evening, April 8. The event was hosted by the Development department of the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of America.
Our joy in this hopeful season of Eastertide was shaken this week by painful reminders of the simmering danger to life in Armenia’s border regions.
Armenians throughout the world have been moved by the terrible news that border towns in Nagorno-Karabagh (Artsakh) were shelled by the Azerbaijani army.
On Friday morning, April 1, Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Primate of the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern), welcomed Armenia’s Minister of Diaspora Hranush Hakobyan, and Armenian’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Zohrab Mnatsakanyan to the Diocesan Center in New York.
Morning clouds gave way to afternoon sunshine on Easter Sunday, as worshippers spilled onto the plaza of New York’s St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral for the traditional “Release of Doves” ceremony.