He defied the injustices of worldly powers, to shine a light of Truth through his suffering. That’s one way to describe the ministry of Jesus. But it also describes the role of Christian martyrs through the ages—including our Armenian Martyrs of 1915.
Saints and martyrs loom large in Armenian Christian spirituality. We look up to them; but could we ever be like them? Is saintliness an unattainable ideal? Or something more ordinary?
In a letter to U.S. President Joseph Biden, Diocesan Primate Bishop Daniel urged formal recognition of the Armenian Genocide in anticipation of this year’s April 24 commemoration.
The Eastern Diocese was deeply saddened by the passing of Hirair Hovnanian, who passed away on April 9, 2021, at the age of 91.
A special celebration will take place in the Eastern Diocese this weekend, as Dn. Albert Hambardzumyan is ordained as a priest of the Armenian Church, by the hand of Bishop Daniel.