After months of eager anticipation, the splendid “Armenia!” exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City will finally open to the public on Saturday, September 22, beginning its run through January 13, 2019. This major exhibition features rare works of Armenian art from around the world—many of them never before displayed in the United States.
Held up for display before the crowd of expectant onlookers was an eight-inch silver cross—one unlike any other.
Embedded within its central gemstone was a tiny sliver of wood: a holy relic of the True Cross of Jesus Christ—the cross Jesus carried to Golgotha, and on which he was crucified.
The Eastern Diocese has announced the recipients of the 2018-19 academic year Diocesan scholarships.
Chicago’s budding friendship with Armenia’s capital city, Yerevan, took a step forward on September 9, during a special ceremony in Connor Park.
The busy corner just off of Chicago’s famous Michigan Avenue was the setting for the unveiling of six park benches, donated by local Armenians, proclaiming the enduring partnership between the two cities. The benches share a “family resemblance” with ones familiar throughout Yerevan, and make for a cozy resting place amid Connor Park’s beautiful landscaping and surrounding architecture.
The Honorary Consul for the Republic of Armenia in Chicago, Oscar Tatosian, welcomed the crowd to the dedication ceremony, which included formal speeches by dignitaries and a performance by youthful Armenian folk dancers.
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Educators representing nine Diocesan Armenian schools attended the annual “Armenian Teachers Symposium,” on Saturday, September 8, at the Diocesan Center in New York.