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Zohrab Information Center Temporarily Closed Due to Coronavirus

March 16, 2020

Dear Friends of the Zohrab Information Center:

As you are all surely aware, the rapid spread of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 is now a global pandemic, with many cases in the United States and New York City. Following the advice of the CDC, health experts, the broad restrictions on public gatherings by city and state officials, and the directive of the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of America, Zohrab Information Center events will be cancelled at least until April 12. Additionally, as the Diocese building is currently closed, the Zohrab Information Center, located within the building, will also be closed. At this time, the Diocese is closed for the current week. In light of the rapidly changing situation, Diocesan administration will regularly evaluate this decision.

The Zohrab Information Center will be closed until the Diocese itself reopens. We will inform you when this is the case. In the meantime, you can contact the Director of the Zohrab Information Center by email at zohrabcenter@armeniandiocese.org. We apologize for the inconvenience and pray that we will be able to open again soon. Until then, we encourage you to follow the Zohrab Information Center on Instagram, to “like” us on Facebook, and to visit our website zohrabcenter.org where we will be posting content related to the Armenian cultural and spiritual heritage and the rich collection of the Zohrab Information Center’s library.

If you have not yet, please read the ADVISORY ON UPCOMING LITURGICAL AND OTHER CHURCH FUNCTIONS from Bishop Daniel Findikyan. It includes this beautiful prayer for healing:

“Lord our God, enthroned among the angels, as you gaze here below from your holy heights, look down on all of us, your servants, who are suffering through the fear, uncertainty, pain and death surrounding the current pandemic. Take away every sickness and pain, and restore health and hope to all those who are ailing. Glory, lordship and honor to you, now and always and unto the ages of ages. Amen.”

Christopher Sheklian
Director

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