St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral was consecrated on April 28, 1968, by His Holiness Vasken I, the late Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians. Rising 120 feet above 2nd Avenue and 34th Street in Manhattan, the cathedral is a symbol of the unwavering Armenian spirit and a testament to the achievements of a bold generation determined to preserve the Armenian faith and heritage in the New World. Explore the history of St. Vartan Cathedral on these pages.

St. Vartan Cathedral
630 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10016

The cathedral is located at the corner of Second Avenue and 34th Street in midtown Manhattan.

The cathedral is open from 9:30 a.m. to
5:30 p.m. seven days a week, and tours are available.

Clergy are available at the cathedral daily and further pastoral services can be arranged by contacting the cathedral directly.

For more information, call St. Vartan Cathedral at (212) 686-0710, or e-mail its dean, Very Rev. Fr. Mamigon Kiledjian, at


Sunday Services:
Morning Service is at 9:30 a.m.
The Divine Liturgy is at 10:30 a.m.

Weekday Services:
Morning and evening services are held Tuesday through Friday. Morning services begin at 8 a.m. Evening services begin at 6 p.m.

Additional services are held during special seasons and on feast days.

The cathedral also offers religious education and other activities.

Sunday School
Every Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon

Armenian School
Every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Senior Citizens Group
Every Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Additionally, seasonal Bible Study groups meet in the cathedral's classrooms and the Shushi Armenian Dance Ensemble, the men's basketball team, and the St. Vartan Cathedral Choir meet weekly throughout much of the year.