Organization Information & Activities
The Congregation of the Armenian Sisters of the Immaculate Conception is a Religious Order of Nuns Established in 1847 in Constantinople for the Purpose of Educating the Armenian Youth. The Sisters Began Working in Armenia Following the Devastating 1988 Earthquake. An Advisory Board Helps the Sisters in Charting the Overall Operation of the Center and Assisting with Various Projects. In Addition to Operating the Our Lady of Armenia Boghossian Educational Center in Gyumri, the Sisters are Involved in Catechetical, Cultural, and Social Activities in Villages and Towns and Organize a Summer Camp in Tsaghkadzor.
Diramayr Hayastani Chamber Choir
The Our Lady of Armenia Choir was founded at the beginning of 2005 under the direction of Maestro Robert Mlkeyan. The Choir consists of the talented children of Boghossian Educational Center as well as gifted children attending local music schools. Maestro Mlkeyan’s consistency and demands have helped the children make the first firm steps, winning the admiration of sophisticated audiences. The four-part harmony Choir repertoire first included Armenian classical music. Later, it began performing religious compositions such as sharakans (hymns), hymns of the Mass and other religious music of Komitas, as well as the music of international composers.
Diramayr Hayastani Jambar – Summer Camp
Our Lady of Armenia Camp is organized to provide orphans and needy boys and girls, ages 8-14, from the different regions of Armenia, Southern Georgia, Artsakh (summer 2006, 2009), and Lebanon (summer 2006, 2008, 2009) proper physical rest, nutritious meals, religious-educational experiences and life skills non-existent in children’s regular daily environment. The overall goal of the Camp is to provide a warm and caring learning environment and bring joy to 850 very disadvantaged boys and girls from different regions of Armenia and Southern Georgia. The Camp strives also to strengthen the children’s spiritual, physical, and emotional well-being and diminish the immediate and long-term impact of poverty in their lives through a wide range of athletic, cultural, and social activities.