On Friday, August 7, at 3 p.m., and again during Sunday services, Diocesan parishes will offer this prayer for the people and land of Lebanon.
In a message to the Eastern Diocese, Bishop Daniel has announced special prayer services and a collection for Beirut Emergency Relief.
Two intellectual heavyweights met in the city of Ephesus, where the Roman Emperor Theodosius II convened the Third Ecumenical Council in A.D. 431. At stake was the future shape of orthodox Christian belief.
His Holiness Karekin II conveyed the sympathy of the Armenian Church to the people of Lebanon following the terrible explosion that destroyed parts of Beirut on August 4.