The Armenian Church lays special emphasis on the season of Great Lent as a “school” for personal spirituality. The faithful are guided on a kind of “pilgrimage of the soul,” with each Sunday of Lent dedicated to a story from Scripture, based in a parable of Jesus, or in prophecies concerning him.
A Vartanantz Day service and dinner program, commemorating Armenian military leader and martyr St. Vartan Mamigonian, was held at St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral on February 20.
“Come Back to Me”: These words of Jesus sum up the meaning of Great Lent,” says Bishop Daniel in a video message to the faithful.
The Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of America celebrated a special pre-festal service of prayer and light at New York’s St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral
With the Feast of St. Vartan being celebrated this week (on February 20), the Eastern Diocese has dusted off a video treasure from its archives: a vintage episode of the “Lamp Unto My Feet” television series, retelling the dramatic story of Vartan and the Battle of Avarayr.