For the multitude of guests who ventured to the St. Vartan Cathedral Complex on the evening of Thursday, October 7, it was a festive homecoming: a resumption of the vital Armenian community life that had been curtailed in response to the pandemic.
To Armenians in the U.S., “Armenian Cultural Month” has been a feature of community life for as long as they can remember. It arrives each October—with a flurry of lectures, readings, exhibits, sacred celebrations, and events intended to remind Armenians of their rich cultural heritage.
The Armenian Church calendar lists the following saints under the title “Holy Translators”: Sahag the Parthian, Mesrob Mashdots, Yeghishé, Movses the Grammarian, David the Invincible, Gregory of Nareg, and Nersess of Hromgla.
The Eastern Diocese was deeply saddened by the passing of Dr. Lucy Der Manuelian, the pioneering scholar of Armenian Art History, who passed away at her home in Belmont, MA, on September 20. She was 93.
During a VEMKAR Live Session on August 17, St. Nersess Seminary scholar Dr. Roberta Ervine led viewers on a journey through Scripture, Armenian liturgy, and Christian tradition.