April 30th, a few of our ACYOA Juniors, Juniors’ adviser Christ Pahigian LeFevre, and parent chaperones carpooled to St. Vartan Cathedral to join six other ACYOA Jr Chapters from the NY/NJ/PA/CT.
Following Badarak, Eastern Diocesan Primate Fr. Mesrop Parsamyan welcomed the group of nearly 100 ACYOA juniors to the Diocesan Center. “How inspiring it is to bring young souls into our mother cathedral,” he said. “It’s such a blessing to speak with young people who are interested in our community’s history and tradition.” Following lunch, the juniors joined in fellowship and then toured the Zohrab Center with Dr. Jesse Arlen. There are plans to hold more regional ACYOA Jr. events in the future.