Uniting Church of Australia delegation in Artsakh, meet President Sahakyan

By armenia.com.au | Monday, 13 May 2019

STEPANAKERT: A senior delegation of Uniting Church in Australia has visited the Republic of Artsakh and met with President Bako Sahakyan as part of a pilgrimage organised by the Chair of the Armenian Missionary Association of Australia, Rev. Krikor Yomshajekian. 

For the third consecutive year, Rev. Yomshajekian has led a delegation of Australians (non-Armenians) from the Uniting Church in Australia to a pilgrimage to the Republics of Armenia and Artsakh.

This year's pilgrimage of Australians includes the former President of the Uniting Church, Stuart McMillan, NSW and ACT UCA Synod Moderator, Rev. Simon Hensford, Sydney Central Coast Presbytery Minister, Rev. Graham Perry and four additional ministers.

As part of this trip, the delegation met with the President of the Republic of Artsakh, His Excellency Bako Sahakyan, who was accompanied by Artsakh's Foreign Minister, the Hon. Masis MAYILIAN.

It is worthwhile noting that the Uniting Church has formally recognised the Armenian Genocide.

The Uniting Church is the third largest Christian denomination in Australia and the first church to be created in and of Australia. On any Sunday more than 2,000 congregations worship at a Uniting Church including many congregations that worship in languages other than English, including the Armenian Evangelical Uniting Church of Sydney.