On Wednesday, March 1, Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Primate of the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern), hosted an ecumenical luncheon at the Diocesan Center honoring the leader of the Syriac Orthodox Church: His Holiness Ignatius Aphrem II, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East.
On Thursday, February 23, 2017, the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of America commemorated the Feast of Vartanantz with a Divine Liturgy service and dinner program held at St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral in New York.
On February 12, as St. Sarkis Church of Carrollton, TX, celebrated its name day during the Divine Liturgy, the parish watched two of its altar servers become ordained as deacons of the Armenian Church.
Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Primate of the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of America, visited St. Sarkis Church in Carrollton, TX, from February 10 to 12, as the parish celebrated its name day. The visit occurred as the parish is taking a bold step into its future.
The International Joint Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Catholic and Oriental Orthodox Churches has released its report for the group’s 14th annual meeting, which took place in Rome, January 22-27, 2017. The Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity hosted the gathering.