The Eastern Diocese was deeply saddened by the passing of Dr. Lucy Der Manuelian, the pioneering scholar of Armenian Art History, who passed away at her home in Belmont, MA, on September 20. She was 93.
His Holiness Karekin II, the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, greeted Armenian Independence Day—September 21, 2021—during a special ceremony at the St. Gayane Monastery of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin.
In honor of the 30th anniversary of the independence of Artsakh today (September 2, 2021), His Holiness Karekin II, the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, issued the following message:
The Eastern Diocese was deeply grieved by the passing of Protopresbyter Leonid Kishkovsky, distinguished priest of the Orthodox Church in America, a pioneering figure on the worldwide ecumenical stage, and a great friend of the Armenian Church.