117th Diocesan Assembly and Clergy Conference

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APRIL 29 - MAY 5, 2019

St. James Armenian Church looks forward to hosting you for this year's Diocesan Assembly and Clergy Conference. Below please find all relevant information regarding hotel reservations and event registration.

Please note: The Diocesan Assembly meetings are currently scheduled to begin at 1pm on Thursday, May 2nd, and end at 2pm on Saturday, May 4th. Please plan your travel accordingly.

Please contact us at assembly@sthagop.com with any questions.



Boston Marriott Burlington
1 Burlington Mall Road, Burlington, MA
(781) 229-6565

The Boston Burlington Marriott features luxurious new amenities, a result of a multi-million dollar renovation of the guest rooms, lobby and public spaces.  Ample free parking, indoor and outdoor pools, fitness center, and more.

A block of rooms have been reserved for the special rate of $159/night.  When calling, please reference "St. James Diocesan Assembly" to receive the group rate.

Click here to reserve your room online using our group rate.


CLERGY - Online Registration for Clergy Conference and Diocesan Assembly

GENERAL REGISTRATION - Online Registration for Diocesan Assembly

To download the registration forms, click here.

To download the Clergy registration forms, click here.



On the occasion of the 117th Clergy Conference and Diocesan Assembly, and in keeping with tradition, our parish will publish a Commemorative Booklet, which will be distributed at the Gala Banquet to be held on Friday, May 3, 2019. We invite you be a part of this Commemorative Booklet, and we hope you will participate by extending personal greetings to clergy and delegates.  We appreciate your support and look forward to making the 2019 Diocesan Assembly and Clergy Conference a memorable and fruitful week for our clergy, delegates and friends.

Deadline for inclusion in the booklet is April 8, 2019. 

To download and print our booklet donation form, click here.

To make a booklet donation online, click here.


To download the full schedule of events, click here.

Thursday, May 2 - A Taste of Watertown!

Join us for an evening of fellowship at St. James! Vespers Service in the St. James Sanctuary, followed by a delicious kebab dinner with mezze, wine, and dessert. Dance to live Armenian Music! Complimentary round-trip bus transportation provided from the Burlington Marriott.

Friday May 3 - 117th Diocesan Assembly Gala Banquet

Armenians of the Year | Edward (+) and Nancy Guleserian and Family
Friend of the Armenians | Dr. Helen Evans
Celebration Ballroom at the Boston Marriott Burlington

Saturday, May 4 - Armenian Heritage Park

After the Assembly meetings, join us in downtown Boston for Vespers Service at Armenian Heritage Park, followed by dinner on the waterfront (within walking distance). Roundtrip bus transportation from the Burlington Marriott is available.

Sunday, May 5 - Divine Liturgy & Fellowship

We invite you to join us as we end our Assembly weekend together in worship. Divine Liturgy at 10 am, with V. Rev. Fr. Daniel Findikyan, Primate, presiding. A lavish fellowship reception will follow. Compilmentary bus transportation from Burlington Marriott to St. James (one-way).