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Saturday, June 16 was Graduation Day for the AMAA’s Khoren and Shooshanig Avedisian School in Yerevan. The 12th grade-graduating students bid farewell to their beloved School on their way to new opportunities and phases in their lives. Commencement Day is a great event in the life of the Avedisian School, when the School welcomes its Benefactors Edward and Pamela Avedisian, friends, supporters, representatives of international organizations, School Board members, journalists and numerous guests… Read More

By Rev. Gilbert Léonian*

Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits. Psalm 103:1-2

The weekend of June 9 and 10, 2018 was memorable for the Armenian Evangelical Community of France. After celebrations in Sydney, Australia and Beirut, Lebanon, AMAA’s Centenary was celebrated in Issy-les-Moulineaux (Paris). Four important activities were held during these 48 hours.

The Union of the Armenian Evangelical Churches in the Near East (UAECNE) organized a special worship service in thanks to God for the Armenian Missionary Association’s (AMAA) hundredth anniversary, held on Sunday, June 3, 2018, at the First Armenian Evangelical Church in Beirut.

On Thursday evening, May 31, 2018, the Phoenicia Hotel in Beirut was the site of a banquet in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Armenian Missionary Association of America (AMAA). Organized by the Union of the Armenian Evangelical Churches in the Near East (UAECNE), the event brought together over 220 people, including Armenian Evangelical ministers from the U.S., Australia, Iraq, Syria and Egypt, Haigazian University trustees, AMAA board members, the Bishop Shahe Panossian, Prelate of the Armenian Apostolic Prelacy of Lebanon, a representative of the Armenian Catholic Church, the Ambassador of Armenia in Lebanon, the mayor of Bourj Hammoud, heads of the three Armenian political parties in Lebanon, representatives of a variety of organizations and unions, and many guests.

By Zaven Khanjian, AMAA Executive Director/CEO


On June 7, 1918, delegates from the ten Layout 1established Armenian Evangelical Churches in the United States and twelve mission fellowships voted unanimously to establish the Armenian Missionary Association of America (AMAA).