On October 8, Eastern and Oriental Orthodox leaders met at New York’s St. Vartan Cathedral for a meeting of the joint commission of both “families” of churches. It was the first such meeting in nearly a decade.
The Armenian Church calendar lists the following saints under the title “Holy Translators”: Sahag the Parthian, Mesrob Mashdots, Yeghishé, Movses the Grammarian, David the Invincible, Gregory of Nareg, and Nersess of Hromgla.
In the Armenian musical heritage, one voice rings out above all others: the immortal voice of Gomidas Vartabed. This week marks the 150th anniversary of his birth.
You might think it’s a misprint. Everyone knows that Jesus had exactly twelve disciples—so why does the Armenian Church calendar reserve a feast day for the Seventy-two Disciples of Christ? (We’ll observe it this Saturday, October 5.)