On Thursday, April 5, 2018, the Vatican unveiled a statue of St. Gregory of Narek, in the presence of Roman Catholic Pope Francis and His Holiness Karekin II, Catholicos of All Armenians.
Worshipers gathered at St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral on Easter Sunday to take part in the Divine Liturgy and witness the traditional “Release of Doves” ceremony. This year’s Easter celebration was especially notable because 2018 marks the cathedral’s 50th anniversary.
The 50th anniversary of any institution is noteworthy. But when the institution envelops a whole community, then the milestone is monumental.