“Today, the safety and integrity of more than a thousand years of Armenian Christian culture are hanging by the slimmest of threads,” said Archbishop Vicken Aykazian last week, during a major gathering of political, diplomatic, and faith leaders in Washington, DC.
The National Council of Church released a strong statement this week calling for humanitarian aid to Armenia and Artsakh, and the release of all captive soldiers and civilians held by Azerbaijan.
In a video conference call with church leaders, Diocesan Primate Bishop Daniel laid out four action items that every Armenian should undertake in response to the war on our homeland.
It was an afternoon of great anticipation on Wednesday, September 26, as New York’s St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral awaited the arrival of Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.
Look in any direction and you’ll see richly illuminated manuscripts, opulent gilded reliquaries, rare textiles, exquisitely carved khatchkars, precious liturgical woodwork, rare printed books—and the artistic pièce de résistance: a sixteen-foot painted map showing the locations of the Armenian churches of historic Armenia before the Genocide.