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.
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.
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.
The independence of Armenia 26 years ago was celebrated at New York’s St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral on Thursday, September 21, 2017, with a classical concert attended by esteemed diplomats and featuring young musical talents. The evening cast a positive outlook for the future of the homeland and the diaspora.
For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing. But to those of us who are being saved, it is the power of God. (I Corinthians 1:18)
This coming Sunday will be the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross: the start of the season of the Holy Cross, one of the five major divisions of the Armenian Church calendar.