Join the worldwide #GivingTuesday movement today, Tuesday, November 30, by offering a gift to the Eastern Diocese. In this critical time, #GivingTuesday is a way to show thanks to the causes that bring meaning and enrichment to your life.
To mark Thanksgiving, Diocesan Primate Bishop Daniel issued a special greeting to the faithful of the Eastern Diocese:
The past two years have brought so many challenges and hardships. Sometimes the darkness has seemed relentless. Yet throughout this time, the generous, supportive spirit of the Armenian people has been a shining beacon.
Today marks a very solemn milestone in the modern history of the Armenian people. It was one year ago, on November 9, 2020, that the Artsakh war ended, after 44 days of brutal conflict, initiated through an unprovoked surprise attack on our homeland.
This week marks the 22nd anniversary of the enthronement of His Holiness Karekin II. It was on November 4, 1999, that His Holiness was consecrated as the 132nd Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, in a magnificent ceremony at the Cathedral of Holy Etchmiadzin.