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“Poor working girl perseveres through the adversities of life and love—but finally makes it big.”

It sounds like the outline of a Grimm’s Fairy Tale—or, given a more contemporary spin, a Danielle Steel novel.  But in fact it’s the life story of one of the saints of the Armenian Church: Helena, the mother of the Roman Emperor Constantine, and discoverer of the Holy Cross of our Lord.

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To Armenians in the United States, “Armenian Cultural Month” has been a feature of community life for as long as they can remember. It arrives each October—and with it a flurry of lectures, readings, exhibits, sacred celebrations, and events intended to remind Armenians of the richness of their cultural heritage.

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ACYOA Juniors gathered over Columbus Day weekend at St. Leon Armenian Church of Fair Lawn, NJ, for their annual Sports Weekend. The parish hosted 285 participants from 17 parishes across the Diocese. With the theme of “Rise Hye, Live, Thrive” echoing throughout the weekend, participants treasured their time together through worship, sports, and fellowship.

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Las Vegas Strong

Once again, our country has awakened to a horrifying spectacle of death. We are told that this latest massacre, in Las Vegas, NV, is the worst mass shooting in modern American history—surpassing the previous outrage of 15 months ago, in Orlando, FL.

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