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.
Pilgrims visiting the holiest site in Christendom, Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre, found its doors shuttered this week, in a protest against proposed legislation that would enable the government of Israel to tax and even confiscate properties owned by the city’s Christian churches.
A Message from Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Primate
The terrible news of a mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, on February 14 re-awakened all the emotions of outrage and pain that we felt after the crimes in Las Vegas, Orlando, San Bernardino, Charleston, Sandy Hook, the Washington Navy Yard, Fort Hood—and others sadly too numerous to comprehend.
Over the past year a number of dedicated Diocesan clergy reached milestones in their ministries. And their respective communities commemorated these ordination anniversaries.