|His Beatitude, Metropolitan HERMAN attends the 4th Annual United Nations Prayer Service at St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral, New York City, NY.|
NEW YORK, NY [SCOBA/OCA Communications]—His Beatitude, Metropolitan Herman was one of several hierarchs representing the Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas [SCOBA] and the Standing Conference of Oriental Orthodox Churches in America [SCOOCH] who attended the fourth annual Orthodox Prayer Service and reception for the United Nations community at Saint Vartan Armenian Cathedral here on Tuesday, October 12, 2004.
The theme of this year’s service, at which His Eminence, Archbishop Mar Cyril Aphrem Karim of the Syrian Orthodox Archdiocese for the eastern US presided, was “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.”
Distinguished speakers at this year’s service were His Excellency, Kaha Chitaia, Deputy Permanent Representative of Georgia to the UN; His Excellency, Ambassador Teruneh Zenna, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia to the UN; Mr. Giandomenico Picco, Under Secretary-General of the UN and personal representative of His Excellency, Kofi Annan, UN Secretary-General; and Archbishop Karim.
Click here for photos of the UN prayer service.