This week marks the 33rd year since the anti-Armenian pogroms in Sumgait.
His Holiness Karekin II, the Catholicos of All Armenians, presided over a gathering of distinguished bishops and laymen this week, as the Armenian Church’s Supreme Spiritual Council convened at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin.
Perhaps the holiest moment in the Armenian Divine Liturgy is when the congregation fills the church with the singing of the Lord’s Prayer. We begin with the words Hayr Mer—“Our Father”; but what really do we mean by referring to God as a “father”?
The Armenian Church lays special emphasis on the season of Great Lent as a “school” for personal spirituality. The faithful are guided on a kind of “pilgrimage of the soul,” with each Sunday of Lent dedicated to a story from Scripture
In a ceremony that connected Armenia’s deeply-rooted traditions with our unwavering Christian faith today, New York’s St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral celebrated the eve of the Feast of the Lord’s Presentation to the Temple (Dyarnuntarach).