Through the winter months, the Sacred Music Council will host three series of online workshops for choir members and altar servers, led by Fr. Mamigon Kiledjian, the Diocese’s Sacred Music Instructor.
The Eastern Diocese’s digital ministries initiative, VEMKAR, has announced its new series of online Adult Christian Education sessions, scheduled to go forward through the spring of 2022.
For the second consecutive year, the celebration of the Feast of the Nativity and Theophany of Jesus Christ (Asdvadzahaydnoutiun) at New York’s St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral required navigating the protocols of the ongoing pandemic.
In a typical season, clergy visit their parishioners to perform the “Home Blessing” in the period following the Feast of the Lord’s Nativity. With lingering concerns over the pandemic, this is hardly a “typical” season. But Home Blessings can still be part of spiritual life.
The Armenian Church celebrates the holy birth (Sourp Dznunt) of Jesus Christ on January 6. In Armenian tradition, this feast day commemorates not only the birth of Christ, but also His baptism by John the Baptist.