PRESS OFFICE
Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern)
630 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10016
Contact: Jake Goshert, Communications Officer
Tel: (212) 686-0710; Fax: (212) 779-3558
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.armenianchurch.org
September 3, 2004
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Week of August 27 to September 3, 2004
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ARMENIAN CHURCH PARTICIPATES IN RESIDENTIAL PRAYER SERVICE

Fr. Mardiros Chevian, dean of the St. Vartan Cathedral, represented
Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Primate of the Diocese of the Armenian
Church of America (Eastern), during a prayer service with President and
Mrs. George Bush on Thursday (9/2). Fr. Chevian was one of 25 clergy
invited to the intimate interfaith service at the Roman Catholic Church
of Our Savior in New York City. He was representing the Primate, who is
out of the country.

During the 45-minute service, the Rev. George Rutler spoke of the story
of the calming of the sea by Jesus. He said calm only comes when we
believe the Lord is the only one with the true power to bring peace and
calm.

"His message was that our Lord can only bring calm to the life of our
nation and our world, and only if we put our trust in him," Fr. Mardiros
said of the service, which was also attended by former President George
H.W. Bush, his wife, other family members, administration officials, and
state and local politicians.

(Source: Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern), 9/2/04)
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PRIMATE GUEST SPEAKER AT CONFERENCE IN ITALY

The Primate is in Milan, Italy, where he will speak at a worldwide
gathering hosted by the International Youth Community of St. Egidio.
Representing His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos
of All Armenians, the Primate will speak as part of their three-day
international conference, titled "Religions and Cultures: The Courage of
a New Humanism." His address will focus on the unity of Christians and
world peace. To read his remarks, click to our website:
http://www.armeniandiocese.org/news/index3.php?newsid=464&selmonth=9&sel
year=2004

(Source: Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern), 9/3/04)
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EDUCATORS GET NEW RESOURCES

This week the Diocese launched its new Armenian Church Educator
e-newsletter. It contains a wealth of multi-media resources and links
for Armenian and Sunday School educators. It is also a valuable
resource for parents in communities without Armenian Church parishes.
To access the on-line Armenian Church Educator, click to our website:
http://www.armenianchurch.org/diocese/ministries/education/fall2004/inde
x.html

If you are a Sunday or Armenian School teacher and would like to receive
the bi-monthly Armenian Church Educator e-mail newsletter, ask your
superintendent contact the Diocese.

(Source: Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern), 9/2/04)
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SEE ARMENIA ON A VIRTUAL TOUR

Click to our website for a virtual tour of Armenia. The beautiful
pictures will bring back wonderful memories for those who have traveled
to the homeland. For those who have yet to go, you'll be even more
eager after seeing the sights of the Armenian homeland. Just click to:
http://www.armeniandiocese.org/heritage/history/essay/index.html

(Source: Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern), 9/2/04)
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FIND ARMENIAN RESOURCES ONLINE

Traveling to Armenia? You'll find all you need from new guidebooks to
self-taught language lessons at the St. Vartan Bookstore website,
www.stvartanbookstore.com.

New items are continually added to the safe and secure website. Click
now to find lovely Armenian jewelry, made by skilled craftsmen in
Armenia. Your purchase will help those artisans earn a living and give
you a wearable reminder of your Armenian heritage.

For safe, simple, and secure ordering, 24-hours a day, click to the St.
Vartan Bookstore website:
http://www.stvartanbookstore.com

(Source: www.stvartanbookstore.com, 9/2/04)
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