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On Sunday, December 18, Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Primate of the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern), visited St. James Church of Watertown, MA, as the parish observed its 85th anniversary and held its annual Name Day celebration. The church is named for St. James, the Bishop of Nisibis, whose feast day fell on December 17 this year.

The Rev. Fr. Arakel Aljalian, parish pastor, celebrated the Divine Liturgy; Archbishop Barsamian delivered the sermon.

At a banquet following services, longtime parishioners Krikor and Nancy Kassabian were presented with the “Parishioners of the Year” award. Former Sunday School superintendent Marsha Alabachian received the parish’s “Service Award” for her decades of service to the Sunday School. The Kassabians and Ms. Alabachian also received the Diocese’s “St. Vartan Award.”

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On Sunday, December 11, St. Kevork Church of Houston, TX, celebrated its 35th anniversary and welcomed Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Primate of the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern), who took part in the day’s events.

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On Sunday, November 27, Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Primate of the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern), visited St. James Church of Richmond, VA, as the community celebrated the parish’s 60th anniversary.

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On Saturday, November 19, St. Mary Church of Livingston, NJ, celebrated its 90th anniversary with a celebratory dinner at the church’s Haroutune and Siranoush Toufayan Hall with over 200 parishioners and guests in attendance. Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Primate of the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern), presided over the occasion.

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On Sunday, October 23, Holy Trinity Church of Cambride, MA, marked the 55th anniversary of the consecration of its present-day sanctuary. Diocesan Primate Archbishop Khajag Barsamian celebrated the Divine Liturgy, with the Rev. Fr. Vasken Kouzouian, parish pastor, assisting. Local deacons and altar servers also took part in the service.

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