With the deepest sorrow, the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of America wishes to inform its leadership of the death of the Reverend Fr. Dajad Avak Kahana Davidian, who passed away after a period of illness on July 14, 2018.
His Holiness Karekin II, the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, has officially announced that he will elevate newly-elected Diocesan Primate the Very Rev. Fr. Daniel Findikyan to the rank of bishop.
Diocesan Primate the Very Rev. Fr. Daniel Findikyan was in Washington, DC, at the close of June for the opening of the annual Smithsonian Folk Festival, which this year is spotlighting Armenia among its featured cultural heritages.
At the very dawn of his term as Primate, the Very Rev. Fr. Daniel Findikyan travelled to five regions of the Diocese to meet face-to-face with the clergy. Inaugurating his new relationship with the pastors as their new Primate, Fr. Findikyan shared his vision for the Eastern Diocese and reflected on the Armenian Church’s mission as lived out in our parishes each day.
On behalf of our new Primate, the Very Reverend Fr. Daniel Findikyan, and the entire Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of America, we wish all of you a happy Independence Day.
For well over a century now, Armenians have been blessed to merge our way of life with the bounty and liberty of this great nation of America. On these shores our people found a refuge from persecution, but also a land that would sustain and strengthen us as we sought to honor our heritage, and worship our Lord.
This Independence Day we renew our prayers, asking God to bless this land and her people, so that she may continue to be a great beacon of hope to our world, and a nurturing friend to our homeland.