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19300 Ford Road
Dearborn, MI  48128 - United States



(313) 336-6200


(313) 336-4530

National Representative Assembly

St. Sarkis Armenian Apostolic Church, Dearborn, MI hosted the 2024 National Representative Assembly of the Armenian Apostolic Church of America. Clergy conference took place on Wednesday, May 15 under the theme of “Year of Human Resources”. Unfortunately His Eminence Archbishop Anoushavan Tanielian was unable to attend the meetings due to health reasons, we pray for His Eminence’s speedy recovery. The meetings were presided by Very Rev. Fr. Sahag Yemishian, Vicar General and pastor of Sts. Vartanantz church, Richfield, NJ.Meetings continued with the participation of all lay delegates from the nineteen parishes of the Armenian Prelacy, from Thursday to Saturday. A Divine Liturgy was celebrated on Thursday evening by Rev. Fr. Kapriel Nazarian, pastor of Sts. Vartanantz Armenian Apostolic Church, Providence, RI. On Friday evening, a banquet took place during which Harout Achekian and Mano Achekian received the prelacy Youth Award, Knar Topouzian and Haigan Tcholakian received the Young Adult Awards, and Movses Shrikian, Karen Goulasarian, Michael Crane and Carolyn Sirian (posthumous) Merit Awards.Senator Gary Peters was honored with the Spirit of Armenia Award and Mr. Jack Mardoian was honored with the prelacy “Man of the Year” award.The NRA conference came to an end on Saturday afternoon and all the participants returned to their parishes with renewed spirits to serve God through the Armenian Apostolic Church.