Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Diocesan Primate, visited Holy Martyrs Armenian Day School in Bayside, NY, and the New York Armenian Home in Flushing on Thursday, January 19.
The Primate officiated over the Home Blessing service, which is traditionally performed at the start of the new year. At the Holy Martyrs Armenian Day school, students sang Armenian songs and recited poems. They also had a chance to learn more about the Home Blessing service and to ask Archbishop Barsamian questions about the Armenian Church. At the New York Armenian Home, residents spoke with the Primate and received his blessing.
Accompanying Archbishop Barsamian to the Holy Martyrs Day School and the New York Armenian Home were the Rev. Fr. Abraham Malkhasyan, Dn. Narek Garabedian, Dn. Eric Vozzy, and Armen Terjimanian.