With the Feast of St. Vartan being celebrated today (February 28), the Eastern Diocese is dusting off a video treasure from its archives: a vintage episode of the “Lamp Unto My Feet” television series, retelling the dramatic story of Vartan and the Battle of Avarayr.
Of all of Christ’s miracles, his walking on water is the most uncanny. What does it mean, that Jesus could do this? Even for a miracle, it is so unexpected, so contrary to everyday experience.
The Eastern Diocese was deeply grieved by the passing of Louise Manoogian Simone: the late president of the Armenian General Benevolent Union, and in her own right a visionary benefactor of the Armenian Church, nation, and numerous institutions.
As arrangements go forward for the episcopal ordination of the Diocesan Primate, the Very Rev. Fr. Daniel Findikyan, the Eastern Diocese is announcing a “pilgrimage” to Armenia for those who wish to witness the consecration in person.
On the evening of February 13, 2019, worshippers gathered at New York’s St. Vartan Cathedral for a unique service offering prayers in anticipation of the Feast of the Lord’s Presentation to the Temple.