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The pontifical visit of His Holiness Catholicos Aram I in October and a session on strategic planning will be the key issues of the National Representative Assembly of the Eastern Prelacy that will convene on May 18-20 in Providence, RI.   

“I always look forward to this opportunity to get together with the clergy and representatives from all parishes to plan the year ahead,” said His Eminence Archbishop Anoushavan, Prelate. “It has never failed to exceed my expectations.”

Delegates from all parishes gathering at Sts. Vartanantz Church will also look into by-law amendments and finances, including the Prelacy’s budget for 2023-24, in addition to other agenda items, such as the election of religious and lay councils.

Planning and budgeting the pontifical visit will top the agenda. Catholicos Aram I is scheduled to visit the United States parishes under the jurisdiction of the Catholicosate of the Great House of Cilicia from October 19-November 21, 2023.  

Panel groups will discuss outreach efforts targeted at young adults; by-laws; financial health, and strategic planning. The latter group will examine communication models; resilience, including succession planning and next leaders’ engagement, as well as infrastructure and IT resources.   

Updates and full coverage will be provided in the coming issues of Crossroads as well as through the Prelacy’s social media channels.