December 7, 2018, marks 30 years since the 1988 earthquake struck Armenia. The excerpt here, from The Torch Was Passed (1998), recounts how the news broke to the Armenian-American community, and how the world replied in the immediate aftermath.
It is truly humbling to realize that three decades have elapsed since the earthquake struck Armenia on December 7, 1988.
“Thousands of Christians and people of other religions in the Middle East face persecution daily,” said four American religious leaders in a letter to U.S. President Donald J. Trump, on November 16, 2018.
“This coming Sunday will hold a special significance for our country, and I would like to encourage our parishes to reflect and pray on the occasion,” said Diocesan Primate Fr. Daniel Findikyan in a directive to parishes this week.
“Heartbroken” is the only word that can describe our emotions after this weekend’s horrifying massacre of eleven souls at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.