Ordinarily, Holy Week signals the end of the Lenten period of separation, and a return to the full life of the church. The coming Holy Week will go forward in the Eastern Diocese under observance of local safety regulations, with provision for in-person worship as well as the online broadcast of services.
“Refreshed by the Living Water” was the theme of last week’s Midwest Lenten Clergy Retreat—the first of several regional gatherings of Diocesan clergy scheduled for the season of Lent.
On Sunday, March 20, Deacon Gregory Krikorian received the St. Nersess Shnorhali Medal for his lifelong dedication to the Armenian Church.
The Eastern Diocese has released updated guidelines for dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, in response to steep declines in transmission rates in the United States.
Clergy throughout the Eastern Diocese marked a holy day with special relevance to their vocation during the Feast of the Ghevontiantz Saints, observed on February 22.