Armenian clergy join Oriental Orthodox brothers for meeting
- CONFERENCE JOINS ORIENTAL ORTHODOX CLERGY IN DISCUSSION
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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