MAHWAH, N.J. — On April 10, a meeting of active local Armenians connected to the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of America took place with Very Rev. Fr. Mesrob Parsamyan, Director of Ministries at the Eastern Diocese in New York, at the Mahwah, NJ home of Hagop and Maria Vartivarian. Fr. Parsamyan has held important posts in the church in Belgium, France and Switzerland. He has served as the director of Echmiadzin’s Kevorkian Theological Seminary and has been Vicar of St. Vartan Cathedral. Earlier, he was pastor of Holy Shoghagat Church in Belleville, Illinois. Nerses Babayan spoke on behalf of the assembled Armenians about their respect for Parsamyan, and after dinner they continued their discussions.