In a letter to the Director-General of UNESCO, the Geneva-based World Council of Churches (WCC) has made an urgent appeal for the protection of Armenian religious and cultural monuments Artsakh.
In the aftermath of the Artsakh war, with ancient Armenian monuments and precious Christian sites in danger of desecration and worse, Diocesan Primate Bishop Daniel Findikyan reached out to leaders at UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee, to intervene on behalf of Artsakh’s Armenian Christian heritage.
Every year, a Saturday in early November brings us to one of the more unusual observances of the Armenian Church calendar: the feast day dedicated to the holy archangels Michael and Gabriel. We’ll greet it again this weekend, on November 7.
A prayer for a nation of peace, which has been thrust into war.
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.