In the Armenian Church, the final weekend of Lent strikes a theme of endings and beginnings, urging us to reflect deeply about the passages and changes in our lives.
During the weekend of March 25-27, the Armenian Church Youth Organization of America (ACYOA) gathered 35 young adults from across the Eastern Diocese for its 2022 ACYOA Seniors National Lenten Retreat.
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 go forward in the Eastern Diocese under observance of local safety regulations, with provision for in-person worship as well as the online broadcast of services.
In a modification of previous plans, the upcoming 120th Diocesan Assembly will convene in a “hybrid” format, incorporating both in-person and online participation. Primate Bishop Daniel made the announcement in a directive to Diocesan leaders, dated March 25, 2022.
The Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin is promoting an initiative of the Armenian government, called iGorts (from the Armenian word for “work”: “gorts” or “kordz”). The program invites Armenian professionals from the diaspora to serve in the Republic of Armenia’s government for a period of one year