His Holiness Karekin II, the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, was in America this week to bestow a rare distinction on two lifelong servants and defenders of the Armenian Church.
Pastors from throughout the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of America met during October and November 2019 for a series of “Armenian Clergy Continuing Education Gatherings.”
Thanksgiving is one of the most meaningful holidays of the year: a rare, uniquely American holiday, in which the whole country sets aside a day of each year to express thanks for the bounties of God.
The Eastern Diocese held its second annual ACYOA Seniors National Fall Retreat from November 8 to 10. Organized by the ACYOA Central Council, the theme of this year’s retreat was “In Communion: Exploring the Need for Human Connection.”
In Syria’s Deir el-Zor province—a locale already infamous in Armenian history, and a byword for Armenian martyrdom—an Armenian Catholic priest and his father were murdered this week in an act of terror by the Islamic State (ISIS), which has claimed responsibility for the outrage.