St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral in New York City will mark the 50th anniversary of its consecration on Saturday and Sunday, 5-6, at the cathedral complex (630 Second Ave., New York). His Holiness Karekin II, the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, will preside over the weekend of activities. Saturday, May 5 will begin with the grand opening of an exhibit of photos and artifacts from 50 years of life at St. Vartan Cathedral. It will proceed to a “Concert of Sacred Music” in the sanctuary, featuring such luminaries as Isabel Bayrakdarian, Hovhannes Mirzoyan, the Nikolai Kachanov Singers, Şahan Arzruni, Haig Mardirosian and Sato Moughalian. On Sunday, May 6, His Holiness Karekin II will celebrate a Pontifical Divine Liturgy, followed by a requiem service for the cathedral’s departed founders and leaders. Click here to view a flyer.
- May 5, 2018 at 7:00 pm
- 630 Second Ave., New York, NY 10016