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ACYOA 75th Anniversary

The ACYOA celebrated the 75th anniversary of its founding in 2021! Due to public health concerns, the 75th Anniversary Celebration was postponed from September 2021 to September 2022. With the blessing of our Primate Very Rev. Fr. Mesrop Parsamyan, the ACYOA Central Council is thrilled to announce the 75+1 Anniversary will be celebrated on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at St. Leon Armenian Church (and remotely anytime through September 17) with the 2022 Bishop's 5K. Following the time spent together outdoors at the 5K, the ACYOA invites participants to attend the Armenia Way Festival at the Armenian Church of the Holy Martyrs in Bayside, New York.

ACYOA 75+1 Anniversary Celebration - Bishop's 5K & More!

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We were excited to ring in the ACYOA’s 75+1 Anniversary with the 2022 ACYOA Bishop’s 5k on Saturday, September 17 at 9am ET at St. Leon Armenian Church, with the blessing of our Primate, Very Rev. Fr. Mesrop Parsamyan. With options to participate in-person or remotely anytime through September 17, the 5K was open to ALL ages and abilities, as we walked, jogged and ran down memory lane with generations of ACYOA alumni! 

As Former Primate of the Eastern Diocese, His Grace Bishop Daniel Findikyan envisioned the Bishop's 5K as a way to promote physical and spiritual health. On site, we will be hosting a sneaker drive in partnership with Hoops 4 Hayastan, but should you not be able to physically participate, we are accepting donations in place of a registration. Participants are asked to bring new or lightly used sneakers for the sneaker drive, which will be donated to youth in Armenia, supporting Hoops4Hayastan's mission of providing opportunities for children through basketball. All other proceeds from the 5K will go toward developing future ACYOA programs and ministries, such as the ACYOA Mission Trip, Retreats and more.

Following the activities at St. Leon, the ACYOA 75+1 Anniversary celebrations continue as we invite participants to attend the 66th Annual Armenia Way Festival, hosted by the Armenian Church of the Holy Martyrs in Bayside, New York. Guests will enjoy a full day of fellowship, coupled with entertainment including the Yerakouyn Band and other activities for families to enjoy throughout the day!

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