The Armenian Church calendar occasionally gives us an unlikely pairing of saints on a single feast day: an “odd couple” who don’t quite fit together. That’s the case with the day dedicated to St. John the Forerunner and Job the Righteous—observed today, August 31.
This year the Armenian Church liturgical calendar designates August 24 as the feast of St. Jeremiah: one of the major prophets of the Bible.
Sunday School Superintendents from parishes across the Eastern Diocese gathered for the second National Sunday School Superintendents Summit held this past weekend at St. Nersess Seminary in Armonk, NY.
A certain stereotype of Christianity paints the church as puritanical and severe, an inhuman taskmaster which begrudges the sound of laughter and the joys of life. In the 2,000-year history of the religion, some Christians have indeed adopted such a worldview; but it is hardly characteristic of Christianity as a whole, and as far as the Armenian Christian tradition goes, nothing could be further from the truth.