The Nativity and Baptism of Jesus Christ will be observed under strict safety regulations at New York’s St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral on Tuesday and Wednesday, January 5 and 6, 2021.
One of the wonderful things about the Christmas season (at least, in a typical year) is the way it re-introduces us to people. Some of the most memorable re-introductions come from the surrounding culture. Who can suppress a warm smile at their first yearly sighting of Santa, Rudolph, and the elves? Or at the Grinch, and the whole Peanuts gang?
There were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
In a year like no other, the birth of Jesus Christ reminds us that God’s comfort is a living, personal reality, says Bishop Daniel. Watch and read his Christmas message to the faithful of the Eastern Diocese, in English and Armenian.
On the morning of December 20, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, accompanied by a retinue of bishops, visited Armenia’s Yerablur Military Cemetery to pay respects and to pray for the the souls of the martyred soldiers of the Artsakh war.