Two intellectual heavyweights met in the city of Ephesus, where the Roman Emperor Theodosius II convened the Third Ecumenical Council in A.D. 431. At stake was the future shape of orthodox Christian belief.
This summer marks 20 years since the passing of His Holiness Karekin I, the 131st Catholicos of All Armenians. His Holiness had the distinction of being the first catholicos elected in the free Republic of Armenia. That fact alone would have secured his place in our history.
Of the wicked mass murders in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio on August 3, there is little of meaning to be said, beyond these words adapted from the Armenian hokehankisd service.
The Eastern Diocese mourns the passing of Mr. Krikor Pidedjan, a revered teacher, community figure, and authority on Armenia sacred music, who passed away on July 30 at age 83.