The National Representative Assembly (NRA) of the Eastern Prelacy was hosted by St. Gregory the Illuminator Church of Philadelphia, PA, on May 12-14, 2022. During the last session on Saturday, May 14, His Eminence Archbishop Anoushavan was re-elected as Prelate for the next term of four years.
“I would like to thank you all for trusting me to serve as Prelate for a second term,” Archbishop Anoushavan said in a brief address to the Assembly after the election. “Together, we will carry out all the programs proposed at the NRA.”
He also stressed that the parishes, the Prelacy and the Catholicosate were united in their vision, which was a source of strength for all of them. “May God always protect the Armenian Church and the Eastern Prelacy of the United States, along with all its structures and sister organizations.”
Earlier on Saturday, there were elections for the Religious and Lay Councils. Archpriest Fr. Antranig Baljian, pastor of St. Stephen’s Church (Watertown, MA) and incumbent, and Very Rev. Fr. Boghos Tinkjian, pastor of All Saints Church (Glenview, Il.), were elected to the Religious Council. Dr. Raffi Manjikian, Mr. John Kulungian, Mr. Aram Hovagimian (incumbents), Mr. Aram Sarafian, and Mr. Richard Kanarian were elected to the Lay Council.
We will continue the coverage of the National Representative Assembly in our next issue.