When the pandemic caused the cancellation of in-person programs, Diocesan parishes became creative in continuing the church’s mission. Here’s how one parish approached the crisis.
His Holiness Karekin II, the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, was in the United States in early May, for meetings with leaders of the Eastern Diocese.
His Holiness Karekin II marked Armenia’s annual “Victory Day” on May 9, 2021, with a message reflecting on the sorrowful realities of the past year, which saw thousands of his countrymen lost to war and sickness.
In a communiqué this week, the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin lamented the continuing desecration and eradication of Armenian Christian monuments in the regions of Artsakh now held by Azerbaijan, following the autumn 2020 war.
His Holiness Karekin II led the annual sacred observance of the Feast of the Holy Martyrs of the Armenian Genocide at Holy Etchmiadzin and Armenia’s iconic Genocide monument.