NEW YORK — A celebration of the 25th anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Armenia will be broadcast live from St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral in New York, on the evening of Wednesday, September 21.

The evening will begin with a prayer service, followed by a concert featuring cellist Laura Navasardian, clarinetist Narek Arutyunian, tenor Yeghishe Manoucharian, and pianist Sahan Arzruni. Diocesan Primate Archbishop Khajag Barsamian will preside. Armenia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Edward Nalbandian will be the guest of honor.

The service and concert will be broadcast live online via the Diocese’s Livestream channel, beginning at 7:30 p.m. (EST) on Wednesday, September 21.

For those able to attend the event in person, an exhibit of works by contemporary Armenian artists, “25 Years, 25 Artists,” will be on display in the cathedral complex beginning at 6 p.m.

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