YEREVAN, October 6 – RIA Novosti, Gamlet Matevosyan. Head of the Armenian Apostolic Church (AAC), Catholicos of all Armenians Garegin II will take part in the next meeting of the Supreme spiritual Council, which will be held from October 31 to November 3 in new York, said the press office of Holy Echmiadzin (the spiritual center of the Armenian Apostolic Church).
In meeting will participate the head of the Eastern diocese USA the Armenian Apostolic Church Archbishop khazhak Parsamyan, Primate of the Western diocese of the USA Armenian Apostolic Church Archbishop Terteryan IAOD, the spiritual leader of Armenians of Canada Bishop Abgar Hovakimyan and the President of the Armenian General benevolent Union, Berge Setrakian.
The Supreme spiritual Council will discuss under the motto “the World of Holy Etchmiadzin” improving the efficiency of the mission of the Armenian Church.
During his visit to new York, the Catholicos of all Armenians on October 29 to take part in the 89th session of the Armenian General benevolent Union and the activities of the 110th anniversary of the Union, the next day he served the divine Liturgy at the Cathedral of St. Vartan in new York.
The Armenian Diaspora in the United States has about 1.5 million people. The Diaspora’s interests are represented by two organizations — the Armenian national Committee of America (ANCA) and Armenian Assembly of America (AAA).
The ANCA is the largest and most influential organization of the Armenian American community and is considered the second most influential ethnic-lobbying organization in the United States. The mission of ANKA is located in Armenia, the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, France, Italy, great Britain, Canada, Cyprus, Australia, and there is an official representative of ANKA in the EU.
The Armenian Assembly of America is the second largest and the influence of the Armenian organization in the United States. Center AAA located in Washington, has branches in Los Angeles and Yerevan. AAA has ample financial resources, and academic centers.