On May 18, the Primate of the Eastern Diocese, Bishop Daniel Findikyan, celebrated his first Episcopal Badarak in America before hundreds of worshippers at New York’s St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral.
From May 2 to 4, 2019, in Burlington, MA, 159 clergy and lay delegates representing parishes from across the Eastern Diocese gathered for the 117th Diocesan Assembly, hosted by the St. James Church of Watertown, MA.
In life, he was celebrated as a prolific author and novelist, who was a pioneering activist in what would later be known as the cause of human rights.
The 33rd annual Women’s Guild Assembly brought together 37 delegates—including 12 first-time participants—who represented 20 of the 34 active Women’s Guilds within the Eastern Diocese.
During the episcopal ordination service this week at Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II described the role of bishop as ensuring “that our people will keep their faith, live according to the highest Christian values, and walk along the path of salvation.”