They Shall Not Perish

On Saturday, April 8, the Near East Foundation will hold two screenings of a new documentary about the Armenian Genocide and the work of the Near East Relief Foundation, titled “They Shall Not Perish.” A panel discussion featuring Peter Balakian, Taner Akçam, and Susan Harper will follow. Click here for the schedule of screenings and ticket information.

Holy Martyrs of the Armenian Genocide

The Feast of the Holy Martyrs of the Armenian Genocide will be observed at St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral on Monday, April 24. The Divine Liturgy will be celebrated by the Very Rev. Fr. Mamigon Kiledjian, cathedral dean, beginning at 10:30 a.m. It will be followed by a special prayer service for the Holy Martyrs of the Armenian Genocide.

On Sunday, April 23, the Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at St. Vartan Cathedral at 10:30 a.m. The annual Genocide Commemoration sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Knights and Daughters of Vartan will be held in Times Square (43rd Street and Broadway) following services. Click here to view a flyer for information on the Times Square event.

Fr. Odabashian and Fr. Findikyan

Diocesan Primate Archbishop Khajag Barsamian is inviting the public to a celebratory reception to congratulate the Very Rev. Fr. Daniel Findikyan and the Very Rev. Fr. Simeon Odabashian on the 20th anniversary of their priestly ordinations.

The event will begin with a vespers service at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 27, at St. Vartan Cathedral. The reception and program will follow at 7:30 p.m. in Haik and Alice Kavookjian Auditorium of the Diocesan Center (630 Second Avenue, New York City). To RSVP (by April 17) call (212) 686-0710 or online by clicking here. Click here to view a flyer for information.

Commemorative donations in honor of Fr. Findikyan and Fr. Odabashian will be used to underwrite the publication of a revised, expanded edition of a church classic, Prayers for Healing. Contributions may be made payable to the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America, Memo: Prayer Book.

College of Saint Elizabeth, NJ

The College of Saint Elizabeth Center for Holocaust and Genocide Education will hold its annual Armenian Genocide Commemoration on April 26, 2017, with a dinner at 6 p.m., and program starting at 7:30 p.m. The program will feature keynote addresses by Dr. Pamela Steiner, Senior Fellow at Harvard University’s FXB Center for Health & Human Rights, and Chris Zakian, Director of Communications for the Eastern Diocese. Advance registration is required at For more information, click here to read a flyer or contact Dr. Amy Weiss at

Palm Sunday

St. Thomas Church of Tenafly, NJ, will observe its 52nd anniversary with a Palm Sunday banquet on April 9. Diocesan Primate Archbishop Khajag Barsamian will celebrate the Divine Liturgy and preside over the banquet. Several parishioners will be recognized on this occasion. Click here to view a flyer for information.

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