Speaking at New York’s St. Vartan Cathedral on the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, Diocesan Primate Bishop Daniel Findikyan offered a poignant reflection on the spirit of self-sacrifice.
It was the great religious “confab” of the 4th century: a gathering of Christian bishops from throughout the world, convened by no less an authority than the Roman Emperor Constantine I.
The Armenian Church calendar occasionally gives us an unlikely pairing of saints on a single feast day: an “odd couple” who don’t quite fit together. That’s the case with the day dedicated to St. John the Forerunner and Job the Righteous—observed today, September 2.
New York’s St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral will hold a special service on the evening of Sunday, September 12, to honor the major feast day known as Khatchveratz, or the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.
Feasts venerating the Virgin Mary occupy an entire season in the church calendar, with a special day reserved to honor her parents.