The Eastern Diocese’s Facebook page is sharing live and recorded broadcasts of church services for Palm Sunday, April 5.
Even though daily activity has ground to a halt, the sacred feasts of the Armenian Church liturgical calendar march onward. This year we cannot celebrate them together; but we can prepare for them privately, and perhaps reflect more deeply about their personal meaning for us.
Throughout the coming week (April 5-11), the Eastern Diocese will continue its online gatherings for young people. This marks the third week of the online fellowship initiative called #StayHome and #StayConnected.
Clergy, ministry workers, seminarians, and faithful Armenian Christians across the Eastern Diocese have been finding creative ways to connect with each other and join together in prayer, worship, and spiritual reflection.
Ordinarily, Holy Week signals the end of the Lenten period of separation, and a return to the full life of the church. The coming Holy Week will be unlike any other, with faithful Armenians physically isolated, but joining spiritually with the aid of various media.