“The sainted companions of St. Vartan are not just our history, but represent the sublime presence of the spirit in our lives,” said Catholicos Karekin II in a message honoring the Feast of St. Vartan.
Clergy throughout the Eastern Diocese marked a holy day with special relevance to their vocation and the trials of the past year, on the Feast of the Ghevontiantz Saints, observed on February 9, 2021.
With the Feast of St. Vartan being celebrated this week (on February 11), the Eastern Diocese has dusted off a video treasure from its archives: a vintage TV retelling of the dramatic story of Vartan and the Battle of Avarayr.
Diocesan Primate Bishop Daniel Findikyan will preside over the Feast of Sts. Vartanantz at New York’s St. Vartan Cathedral on Thursday, February 11, 2021.
Bishop Daniel will preside over a special outdoor celebration on the evening of Saturday, February 13: the eve of the Feast of the Lord’s Presentation to the Temple (Dyarnuntarach).