On March 2, 2023, Pastor Peter Noteboom, the General Secretary of the Canadian Council of Churches, visited the Holy Trinity Armenian Church.
According to a statement published by the press office of the Holy Trinity Church, Pastor Noteboom and Rev. Archpriest Fr. Zareh Zargarian, Vicar of the Armenian Holy Apostolic Church Canadian Diocese, engaged in a fruitful discussion concerning a variety of important matters related to Christian churches in Toronto and across Canada. They exchanged thoughtful ideas and opinions regarding the upcoming Governing Board meeting, which is set to take place in Quebec City from May 23-26.
“Both Fr. Zargarian and Pastor Noteboom expressed their strong commitment to collaborate and ensure that the churches’ interests are well-represented. Overall, the meeting was productive and positive,” read a part of the press statement.
Established in 1944, the Canadian Council of Churches (CCC) is a diverse and inclusive ecumenical organization encompassing 26 member churches, including the Anglican, Eastern and Roman Catholic, Evangelical, Free Church, Eastern and Oriental Orthodox, and Historic Protestant traditions. These member churches collectively represent 85 percent of the Christian population in Canada (based on data from a 2011 survey conducted by Statistics Canada).
The CCC provides a platform where member churches can come together on equal footing, facilitating meaningful interactions and fostering mutual understanding between themselves and other Christian denominations. The Canadian Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church is a member of the CCC.