Convocation 2017 Boston!
August 8th - 14th
YEREVAN—The Knights of Vartan has extended its base of operations in the United States to Yerevan, Armenia!
The National Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide Centennial Live
Watch Here: Live Stream of Ecumenical Service and Divine Liturgy for Armenian Genocide Centennial May 7, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. EST.
We are happy to announce that the religious services taking place as part of the national commemoration of the Armenian Genocide centennial will be streamed live online.
The Ecumenical Service will be broadcast from the National Cathedral and will soon be posted on the Armenian Genocide Commemoration website, where you will find the information that will enable you to view the service live on May 7 at 7:00 p.m. EST.
Under the leadership of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, and His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia.
Prayers of remembrance, respect, and unity will make a powerful beginning for the weekend, as Armenian clergy and representatives of other faiths join in an ecumenical service. The President of the Republic of Armenia, Serzh Sargsyan, will attend along with Senators, Congressmen, diplomats and other dignitaries. Representatives of other groups who have suffered genocide are invited to unite in prayers for the end of such human devastation. Descendents of those who offered vital assistance during the time of the Genocide will also attend, providing an opportunity for Armenians to express their gratitude to these people and institutions they represent.
We will remember those lost in the Genocide and show gratitude for the regeneration of life that the survivors worked so hard to create. The service will include musical contributions and speakers who will inspire awareness and a sense of purpose.
The Cathedral Church of St Peter and St Paul is also known as the Washington National Cathedral. A Cathedral of the Episcopal Church, it is a magnificent building, surrounded by gardens and is a truly inspiring place of worship. www.cathedral.org
Badarak (May 9, at 10:00 a.m. EST)
Divine Liturgy at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, and His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia, will lead a unified celebration of the Armenian Divine Liturgy.
The liturgy will be sung by a united choir of representatives from Armenian churches around the country. One of the world’s largest churches will provide a stunning atmosphere for the occasion: the 3,000-seat Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, located on the campus of Catholic University. www.nationalshrine.com