The most powerful aspect of the Armenian Church is its people. Throughout the Diocese, lay members assume critical leadership roles in all levels of the Church. From organizing events at a parish to giving direction to the entire Diocese, the Diocese needs the talent and support of laity. Three of our highest positions include the Diocesan Council, Board of Trustees, and Assembly Delegates. The people in these positions are elected by their peers and take active roles in shaping the future of our Diocese.


The Diocesan Assembly

The Diocesan Assembly meets regularly to help guide the Armenian Diocese in its spiritual and cultural work. As the Church strives to be significant in the life of every Armenian, the Diocesan Assembly helps move the Church toward this important goal.

The 2007 Assembly and Clergy Conference will be from April 30 to May 6, 2007, at the Sheraton Nashua Hotel in Nashua, NH. The events will be hosted by the Sts. Vartanantz Church of Chelmsford, MA. 


Board of Trustees

The Diocesan Board of Trustees exercises supervision and proprietary control over all the real property or property rights in real estate used as a place of worship. It holds the title to real property and property rights in the name of the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America and retains possession of all deeds and other evidence of title to such property.

The Diocesan Board of Trustees consists of not less than nine and not more than eleven members elected from among the members in good standing of any Church or parish in the Diocese. The members of the Diocesan Board of Trustees are elected by majority vote of the delegates present and voting at the Diocesan Assembly. Their election is subject to the approval and confirmation of His Holiness, Catholicos of All Armenians. All Armenians.

Diocesan By-laws

The leadership of the Diocese is governed by a series of by-laws. A PDF copy of the Diocesan by-laws can be downloaded by clicking here.