ACYOWorld 4th Chairmanship Meeting
With the blessings of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; the Armenian Church Youth Organization (ACYO) continues to implement its pan-diocesan, regional and pan-Armenian programs.
On February 10 of this year, the 4th chairmanship meeting of the ACYOWorld was held online, attended by 38 dioceses of Armenia and abroad, as well as more than 50 local clergy and lay officials of the Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople.
His Eminence Archbishop Hovnan Derderyan, Primate of the Western Diocese of the Armenian Church of North America and Spiritual Pastor of the ACYOWorld, presided over the meeting and made opening remarks.
“The ACYOWorld, with its mission, especially during these days, when Mother Armenia and Artsakh, including the Diaspora, are facing challenges, is obliged to increase its organizational work and dedication tenfold for the sake of the youth, our motherland and the steadfastness of our Holy Church”, stated Archbishop Hovnan.
One of the issues on the agenda of the chairmanship meeting was the ACYOWorld pan-Armenian pilgrimage entitled "Holy Etchmiadzin: the birthplace of our faith" to be held from July 5 to 10, 2023.
Among the other issues on the agenda were the ACYO regional forums to be held this year, as well as the approval of the ACYO inter-theme programs.
ACYOWorld spiritual Dean, Head of the Central Office Rev. Fr. Archimandrite Tovma Khachatryan presented to the congregation the projects, diocesan and regional visits by the office planned in 2023.