Gathering of the Eastern Churches of the Bay Area

Publish Date: 
Friday, January 30, 2015

On January 29, Fr. Hovel Ohanyan, parish priest of St. Vartan Oakland, and Fr. Mesrop Ash of St. John San Francisco participated in meeting and prayer service of the Eastern Churches of the Bay Area (ECoBA), hosted by Our Lady of Lebanon Catholic Church in Millbrae. Ten clergy from different denominations joined in the Vesper Service and enjoyed a meal. In the spirit of brotherly love and respect they discussed issues effecting the Christian communities Near and Middle East, and how our parishes can help support them. Fr. Hovel and Fr. Mesrop updated the clergy regarding Centennial commemorations of the Armenian Genocide and invited the clergy and their faithful to participate. The next meeting of ECoBA is planned to be hosted by the Armenian Church.