Last weekend, the community of St. Garabed Church of Baton Rouge, LA, celebrated the 10th anniversary of the church’s consecration and the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the parish. Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Primate of the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern), visited the parish on this occasion. He was accompanied by the Rev. Fr. Tateos Abdalian and Maestro Khoren Mekanejian, who trained the choir for the weekend’s services.
He was a man of holiness and generosity; but also a man who could countenance the cruelest violence. His very name confessed his loyalty to God—but also prefigured the loneliness that can follow any man with such loyalties. He was Elijah the Tishbite, Elijah “the Stranger”: the Hebrew prophet the Armenian Church will remember this Sunday.
ACYOA Juniors gathered over Memorial Day weekend at St. James Church of Watertown, MA, for the 42nd annual Hye M’rtsoom program. The parish hosted 306 participants from 20 parishes across the Diocese for a weekend of worship, sports, and fellowship.
Youth and clergy from across the Eastern Diocese gathered in Fair Lawn, NJ, last weekend for the 71st annual ACYOA General Assembly and Sports Weekend.
On Sunday, May 21, 2017, St. Gregory the Enlightener Church of White Plains, NY, celebrated the opening of “Harry and Edna Keleshian Hall,” a vision of the late Harry Keleshian whose dream was to have a hall that would be the center of activity for future generations of Armenians coming through the parish.