Archive for October, 2010

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October 25th, 2010    |    No Comments »

Since the launch of our new website last summer, the Eastern Diocese has been expanding its online outreach to better serve our readers in an ever-advancing digital media age.

In August, we developed a redesigned e-newsletter featuring more compelling graphics and a reliable format accessible on all major e-mail platforms.

In September, our “friends” list on Facebook logged 1,000 names. We continue to be inspired by the many comments and questions—and by the steady stream of friend requests—we receive on a daily and weekly basis.

Recently, we’ve also introduced a Twitter account ( to share the latest news about the Eastern Diocese and the global Armenian Church, and to initiate dialogue about other Armenian-related issues of interest to our followers.

Our networking on Facebook and Twitter also allows us to better connect users with other Armenian Church organizations, from local parishes to other dioceses to Holy Etchmiadzin.

This month, we set up a Posterous page (, where users can upload photographs and video from their computers, or directly from their mobile phones. To kick-off this effort, we announced a photo contest on the topic of “What is Armenian about your day?” We invite our readers to share digital photos on the site by e-mailing them to (please include a caption in the subject of your e-mail, and your full name in the body). We hope to feature the best entries in our e-newsletter in the coming weeks.

Of course digital media is always evolving, and reshaping the way we communicate with each other. Our goal is to keep up with these changes while continuing to bring our readers relevant, useful, and interesting information about our church.

Lastly, an enterprise like this can only succeed with the full-participation of all our readers. We welcome your feedback and suggestions, and we encourage you to join the conversation on our website, on YouTube, on Facebook, on Twitter, and anywhere else we may end up next.