The doors of our churches may be closed, but faithful Armenian Christians are finding creative ways to connect with each other and join together in prayer, worship, and spiritual reflection.
“My dear children, while you are in self-isolation, know that you are not alone.”
The words were spoken by His Holiness Karekin II, the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, as he presided over a very special prayer service in the ancient monastery of St. Gayane.
This week, Diocesan Primate Bishop Daniel sent a special outreach plan to clergy and Diocesan leaders, to guide and direct parish efforts to provide help during the Coronavirus pandemic.
In the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, and in light of current concerns regarding New York City, the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of America announced earlier this month that the Diocesan Center has been closed to the public as of March 16, and will remain so at least through April 12.
Sometimes, the simplest questions can be the hardest to answer: “Where are you? Where are you going?” Lent is a time to approach these questions from a spiritual angle.