CARL RUSSO PHOTO: The Armenian Apostolic Church at Hye Pointe in Haverhill consecrated its sanctuary cross before placing it on top of the dome in June.

Fr. Vart Gyozalyan, pastor of the Armenian Apostolic Church at Hye Pointe and special guest Bishop Daniel Findikyan of the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern) in New York along with a dozen priest and deacons participated in the service to bless the cross and the people attending. A reception was held after the service.

The church, located on 1280 Boston Rd. (Rt. 125) in Haverhill will hold its annual church picnic on Sunday, August 25 from noon to 5 p.m.