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By Florence Avakian

In the huge ballroom of Washington’s Marriott Marquis Hotel—splendidly chandeliered and bedecked with flowers, the eagerly-awaited, sold-out “awards banquet” took place on Saturday evening, May 9. It was the climactic event of the May 7 to 9 Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide Centennial, attended by some 2,500 guests from around the country.

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Clergy and lay delegates from across the Eastern Diocese gathered in Washington, DC, during the first week of May for the 113th Diocesan Assembly. Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Primate of the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern), presided over the Assembly meetings, hosted by the St. Mary Church of Washington on May 7 and 8.

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By Florence Avakian

The world famous Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City is working with the Armenian government to mount an exhibition of Armenian art in the next few years. This welcome announcement by Dr. Helen Evans greeted attendees at a fascinating lecture on Thursday, April 30, entitled, “Armenian Art: Voice of a People,” sponsored by the Krikor and Clara Zohrab Information Center at the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern).

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