In life, he was celebrated as a prolific author and novelist, who was a pioneering activist in what would later be known as the cause of human rights.
Lord, as we witness from afar the stunning developments in the Republic of Armenia, we stand in grateful awe of your majesty, and your merciful attention to the prayers of our people.
The well-being of spiritual leaders, and how it affects their families and flocks, is a personal issue for me.
Living it for 22 years as the wife of a priest, I have witnessed at first-hand how a healer can indeed become the wounded—physically, emotionally, mentally, and also spiritually.
The Easter Message of Archbishop Khajag Barsamian,
Primate of the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of America
During a meeting at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin on February 20-23, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, the Armenian Church’s Supreme Spiritual Council reviewed the past year’s developments at the Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople, and discussed the prospect of organizing patriarchal elections.