He defied the injustices of worldly powers, to shine a light of Truth through his suffering. That’s one way to describe the ministry of Jesus. But it also describes the role of Christian martyrs through the ages—including our Armenian Martyrs of 1915.
Armenian Christians across the globe are commemorating this day, April 24, as the “Feast of the Holy Martyrs of the Armenian Genocide.”
The Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin has asked Armenian churches around the world to observe moments of silence, followed by sustained bell-ringing, in observance of the Feast of the Holy Martyrs of the Armenian Genocide.
Saints and martyrs loom large in Armenian Christian spirituality. We look up to them; but could we ever be like them? Is saintliness an unattainable ideal? Or something more ordinary?
The Eastern Diocese’s Facebook page is sharing live and recorded broadcasts of church services for “New Sunday,” April 19.