Category: Armenian Church

Turkish Authorities Interfering in Patriarchal Election Process 

Turkish Authorities Interfering in Patriarchal Election Process 

ISTANBUL (Agos) — The Clerical Assembly of the Armenian Patriarchate of Istanbul elected Archbishop Karekin Bekjian, Primate of the German Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church as Locum Tenens —a patriarchal alternate on March 15. The voting was seen as the first step of patriarchal elections. Thirty members of the Clerical Assembly participated in the […]

Fabulous Local Rhode Island Talent Shines Again

Fabulous Local Rhode Island Talent Shines Again

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — On March 4, the Cultural Committee of Sts. Sahag and Mesrob Armenian Church, presented a lively concert featuring local talents. The event took place in the Egavian Cultural Center. The featured artists of the evening were: Gohar Manjelikian, mezzo-soprano; Dalita Getzoyan, flute; Raffi Rachdouni, piano; Bethany Sousa Rachdouni, violin and Nune Hakobyan, […]

Hye Pointe Church’s Cultural Center to Have Grand Opening on April 22

Hye Pointe Church’s Cultural Center to Have Grand Opening on April 22

BRADFORD, Mass. — The Armenian Apostolic Church at Hye Pointe broke ground on a new Family Life and Cultural Center in June 2016 on Route 125. This new center is the second phase of a three-phase project that started more than 15 years ago. In 2002, two local parishes, Holy Cross Apostolic Church in Lawrence […]

Agreement Reached for Istanbul Patriarch Election, Ateshian to Resign on March 15

Agreement Reached for Istanbul Patriarch Election, Ateshian to Resign on March 15

ECHMIADZIN — An agreement was hammered out at Holy Echmiadzin on February 24, clearing the way for new elections for the leadership of the Patriarchate of Constantinople. The unusual standoff had resulted in the current locum tenens (vicar general), Archbishop Aram Ateshian, and Bishop Sahak Mashalian, chairman of the Religious Council of the Patriarchate of […]

Mount Davidson Cross Anniversary Celebrated in San Francisco

Mount Davidson Cross Anniversary Celebrated in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — The Council of Armenian American Organizations of Northern California (CAAONC) celebrated the 20th anniversary of their inception and acquisition of the Mount Davidson Cross in San Francisco with a banquet which took place at the Green Hills Country Club in Millbrae, on Saturday February 18. Mount Davidson Cross, a San Francisco Historical […]

Living to Serve And Serving as An Example

Living to Serve And Serving as An Example

By Florence Avakian NEW YORK — It is not rare to find talented, professional females in Armenia, but Margarit Piliposyan stands out as a special dedicated leader, fomenting progress and innovation for one of the most important diasporan organizations bringing life-saving aid and development promises to Armenia — the Fund for Armenian Relief (FAR). Joining this […]

Istanbul Church Crisis: Catholicos Karekin II Calls Patriarchal Candidates to Echmiadzin

Istanbul Church Crisis: Catholicos Karekin II Calls Patriarchal Candidates to Echmiadzin

ISTANBUL (Agos) — The process of Istanbul Armenian patriarchal election has accelerated after the resignation of Sahak Mashalyan, the head of the Clerical Assembly of the Patriarchate. On February 16, 13 people including Vicar General Archbishop Aram Atesyan, Sahak Masalyan, Dikran Gülmezgil, Erol Ergan, Melkon Karaköse, Hayk Aslanyan, Vasken Barin, Cezo Tas, Efrim Bag, Kevork […]

Sacred Hearts Parish Hosts Fundraising Dinner for Hye Pointe Church

Sacred Hearts Parish Hosts Fundraising Dinner for Hye Pointe Church

BRADFORD, Mass. — On Saturday, January 21, the Sacred Hearts Parish Community hosted and sponsored a spaghetti dinner to raise funds for the Armenian Apostolic Church at Hye Pointe. The event took place during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (January 18-25). It was a wonderful evening at which both churches came together in fellowship, […]