In life, he was celebrated as a prolific author and novelist, who was a pioneering activist in what would later be known as the cause of human rights.
The 33rd annual Women’s Guild Assembly brought together 37 delegates—including 12 first-time participants—who represented 20 of the 34 active Women’s Guilds within the Eastern Diocese.
During the episcopal ordination service this week at Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II described the role of bishop as ensuring “that our people will keep their faith, live according to the highest Christian values, and walk along the path of salvation.”
This weekend, in a stirring and solemn ceremony at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, the Catholicos of All Armenians, consecrated the Primate of the Eastern Diocese to the episcopal rank.
Today we join our Armenian countrymen across the world in honoring the 27th anniversary of the liberation of Shushi: a strategically critical city in Nagorno-Karabagh (Artsakh), with a long, vital history as an Armenian religious and cultural center.