In the wake of a cruel attack on Artsakh, His Holiness Karekin II issued a solemn prayer for the protection of our homeland. The Eastern Diocese stands with him and our homeland in this urgent time.
In a riveting online discussion, Dr. Roberta Ervine of St. Nersess Seminary offered viewers a fresh look at one of the most famous parables in Scripture, under the provocative title, “And You Shall Love: Being a Samaritan on the Road Less Taken.”
“The Armenian Church occupies a supreme place in the identity of every Armenian,” wrote Diocesan Primate Bishop Daniel Findikyan in a message to high-ranking officials of the Armenian government.
On Monday, September 21, His Holiness Karekin II, the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, stood alongside Armenia’s President Armen Sarkissian, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, and government and church dignitaries in a solemn ceremony honoring the 29th anniversary of Armenia’s independence.
In the Armenian liturgical calendar, autumn is the Season of the Holy Cross. The months of September and October are punctuated with celebrations and fasts dedicated to the Cross of Jesus Christ, and its mysterious power.