On Friday, May 13, the Eastern Diocese hosted a meeting of the ecumenical organization Christian Churches Together (CCT) with New York-area church leaders. The meeting was organized and led by the Rev. Carlos L. Malavé, Executive Director of Christian Churches Together; Bishop Michael Rozanski, CCT Moderator and President of the Catholic Family, and Archbishop Vicken Aykazian, Legate and Ecumenical Director of the Eastern Diocese.
Clergy, delegates, and community members gathered at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Cleveland, OH, on Friday evening, April 29, to honor two distinguished individuals for their support of the Armenian Church and contributions to the greater Armenian community. The Grand Banquet of the 114th Diocesan Assembly was hosted by the St. Gregory of Narek Armenian Church of Richmond Heights, OH.
At the 114th Diocesan Assembly in Cleveland, OH, the Diocese introduced a new theme for the coming year, which encouraged reflection on the legacy bequeathed by the generation of the Armenian Genocide of 1915. Titled “Legacy of Our Martyrs: A Gift to Carry Forward,” this year’s theme will be explored through a social media campaign, parish resources, and local events.
By Nora Derian
The St. Peter Armenian Church community of Watervliet, NY, welcomed Archbishop Khajag Barsamian for an unforgettable weekend from April 8 to 10. The Diocesan Primate spent time with as many different church groups as possible, which made everyone feel important and loved.
More than 100 people attended Professor Peter Balakian’s discussion, titled “Hollywood and the Armenian Genocide,” at the Diocesan Center in New York on Friday evening, April 8. The event was hosted by the Development department of the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of America.