On January 19-20, Diocesan Legate and Ecumenical Director Archbishop Vicken Aykazian joined leaders of America’s Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox churches, along with their Roman Catholic, Evangelical, and other religious counterparts, for the 45th annual “March for Life” in Washington, DC.
He would become a figure of enduring spiritual stature in the Armenian Church. But he began his sojourn among our people as a stranger. This Saturday we will honor his memory once more—some 17 centuries after his death—during the Feast of St. Sarkis the Warrior.
A reminiscence of the day Hrant Dink was shot
Dink’s been shot?
At first hearing, the news seemed like the build-up to a joke. The name itself had never failed to amuse me, no matter the context. And pictures of the man had always shown a pleasant, expressive Armenian face, slightly ironic and confidently composed—even amid the Keystone-Coppish antics of Turkey’s legal system.
Temperatures in New York City approached zero degrees Fahrenheit on Saturday, January 6. But inside the city’s St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral, worshippers were warmed by the celebration the Feast of the Nativity and Theophany of Our Lord Jesus Christ—informally called “Armenian Christmas.”
On January 9, 2018, the Fund for Armenian Relief’s Board of Directors met at the Diocesan Center in New York to evaluate FAR’s operations and set plans for the current year and beyond. Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Diocesan Primate and FAR Board President, presided.