Archbishop Barsamian Visits the Armenian Nursing And Rehabilitation Center in Emerson, NJ


EMERSON, N.J. — Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Primate of the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern), visited the Armenian Nursing and Rehabilitation Center (ANRC) and administered communion to the residents during Armenian Christmas week.
Barsamian, along with Rev. Diran Bohajian, pastor of St. Leon Armenian Church, Rev. Vaskin Karalian of Holy Martyrs Church, Deacon Hacik Sarminasyan, Deacon Sebuh Oscherician, and Rev. Tiran Petrosyan, the latter from Armenia, conducted the liturgy.
Barsamian has regularly set aside time to visit the ANRC during the Armenian Christmas season. Members of the staff and members of the board greeted Barsamian and his entourage. The residents of the home were uplifted and pleased to see Barsamian. In turn, Barsamian encouraged the residents on their recovery and said “God always has you in mind. You are not forgotten.” After the proceedings, a reception was held in his honor.