Deacon Ivan Gyadayan, Deacon in charge of St. Mesrop Armenian Community of Ottawa and Director of Youth Ministry and Christian Education Department represented the Armenian Church Diocese of Canada last week at the Pan International Armenian Church Youth Organization (Pan-ACYO) in Tsakhadzor, Armenia.

The goal of the five-day meeting was to establish a set of bylaws for the Pan-ACYO. Participants also had the opportunity to worship together, share experiences from their Dioceses, and plan activities and programs that will be carried out at the local level.

The sessions were being held with the blessings of His Holiness Karekin II, the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians. Some 150 delegates from more than 30 countries participated in the gathering.