From January 19 to 21, 47 young adults from 18 parishes across the Eastern Diocese gathered at St. David Armenian Church in Boca Raton, FL for the annual ACYOA Seniors Chapter Workshop. Organized by the ACYOA Central Council, the weekend’s theme was “Stewardship: Time, Talent, and Treasure.”
On Wednesday, January 31, the Very Rev. Fr. Mesrop Parsamyan, Director of Ministries at the Diocese, represented Diocesan Primate Archbishop Khajag Barsamian at a luncheon hosted by the Roman Catholic Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Permanent Observer of the Holy See Mission to the United Nations, and Rabbi Arthur Schneier, founder of the Appeal of Conscience Foundation. The luncheon was organized to welcome Cardinal Peter Erdo, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of the Budapest, who is on a visit to New York City.
The religious leaders spoke about current events in Hungary, the International Day of Holocaust Remembrance, and the importance of interfaith dialogue.
Over the past year a number of dedicated Diocesan clergy reached milestones in their ministries. And their respective communities commemorated these ordination anniversaries.
“We are one.”
Whether speaking with the parish priest, council members, or youth, this is the common sentiment shared by those who attend the St. Gregory the Enlightener Church in White Plains, NY.
On January 19-20, Diocesan Legate and Ecumenical Director Archbishop Vicken Aykazian joined leaders of America’s Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox churches, along with their Roman Catholic, Evangelical, and other religious counterparts, for the 45th annual “March for Life” in Washington, DC.