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About the ACYOA

The ACYOA is a Christ-centered organization whose goal is to create among young adults a greater sense of spiritual culture and tradition, and to instill within its members, a true spirit of civic mindedness.

 

Overview

The purpose and role of the ACYOA, in the context of the Diocese of the Armenian Church, is vital importance, as it is charged with preparing and equipping young adults to participate in leadership capacities. Learn more...

 

History and Emblem

The ACYOA emerged from the foundation of the then many local Junior Leagues and clubs that were formed for the young people of the parishes of the Armenian Church. Learn more...

 

Circles of the Cross

Focusing on the five areas necessary for a complete youth ministry platform, worship, witness, service, education and fellowship, the Cross of Circles ensures that the ACYOA provides well-balanced programming that continues to pursue its mission of bringing youth of the Armenian Church closer to Christ. Learn more...

 

ACYOA Prayer

O Lord Our Savior Jesus Christ, who is the way, the truth and the life, give us, the youth of the Armenian Church, we beseech you, the wisdom to know, to love, and to serve you in our personal lives severally, and in the corporate life of our organization. view all...

 

ACYOA Pledge

I solemnly promise and declare upon my honor, that as a member of the Armenian Church Youth Organization of America, I shall, to the best of my ability, be a faithful member of the Armenian Church view all...

 

ACYOA Constitution & By-Laws (PDF, 212K)

 

Past Leaders

 

ACYOA Awards Programs

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ACYOA Prayer

O Lord Our Savior Jesus Christ, who is the way, the truth and the life, give us, the youth of the Armenian Church, we beseech you, the wisdom to know, to love, and to serve you in our personal lives severally, and in the corporate life of our organization. You who lead all people in the way, lead us, your children, that we may be able to serve the Church through our people, with courage and vision, and in the faith of our illustrious forefathers. Inspire us, O Lord, and open our eyes to your light, that we may cherish and profit by the heritage which our forefathers have left to us, and that we may be aware of our responsibilities. Fill us, O Christ our God, with your Holy Spirit, that we may be the obedient and unselfish servants of the will of our heavenly Father, to whom, together with you and the Holy Spirit, is befitting glory, dominion and honor, now and always and unto the ages of ages. Amen.

ACYOA Pledge

I solemnly promise and declare upon my honor, that as a member of the Armenian Church Youth Organization of America, I shall, to the best of my ability, be a faithful member of the Armenian Church; shall be a devoted upholder of the Armenian cultural heritage; shall be a loyal citizen of the United States of America; and I shall diligently abide by the objectives, policies, and decisions of the Armenian Church Youth Organization of America. I shall not strive for personal recognition and pleasure, but will serve our Church, our community and our country, for the greater glory of God.