The Eastern Diocese was deeply grieved by the passing of Louise Manoogian Simone: the late president of the Armenian General Benevolent Union, and in her own right a visionary benefactor of the Armenian Church, nation, and numerous institutions.
As arrangements go forward for the episcopal ordination of the Diocesan Primate, the Very Rev. Fr. Daniel Findikyan, the Eastern Diocese is announcing a “pilgrimage” to Armenia for those who wish to witness the consecration in person.
On the evening of February 13, 2019, worshippers gathered at New York’s St. Vartan Cathedral for a unique service offering prayers in anticipation of the Feast of the Lord’s Presentation to the Temple.
He would become a figure of enduring spiritual stature in the Armenian Church. But he began his sojourn among our people as a stranger. This Saturday we will honor his memory once more—some 17 centuries after his death—during the Feast of St. Sarkis the Warrior.
The Primates of the Armenian Church’s three diocesan jurisdictions in North America met on February 7, 2019, to discuss ways to collaboratively advance the church’s mission among the people and communities under their pastoral care.