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11Armenian clergy join Oriental Orthodox brothers for meeting

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  • Fr. John-Brian
    Jan 31, 2004
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      Clergy from three Oriental Orthodox churches -- the
      Armenian, Coptic, and Syrian churches -- gathered at
      the Sister Servants of Mary Immaculate retreat center
      in upstate New York for a clergy retreat on Thursday,
      January 15, 2004. More than 30 clergymen attended.

      "We welcome these kinds of opportunities," said
      Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Primate of the Eastern
      Diocese, who attended the conference. "This brings
      us closer to each other, so we can overcome the
      challenges facing all of us, as ancient churches in

      The Primate was one of three bishops to attend the
      conference. Also attending was His Eminence Archbishop
      Cyril Aphrem Karim of the Syrian Orthodox Church of
      America; and His Eminence Bishop David of the Coptic
      Orthodox Church Archdiocese of North America.

      The Armenian Church was also represented at the
      gathering by: Fr. Vasken Karayan, Fr. Daniel Findikyan,
      Fr. Arten Ashjian, Fr. Arnak Kasparian, Fr. Karekin
      Kasparian, Fr. Diran Bohajian, Fr. Shnork Souin, and
      Dn. Ara Kadehjian.

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