Elisha the Prophet (the saint remembered by the Armenian Church this year on July 9) was a wonderworker whose miracles—healing the diseased, the multiplication of loaves, raising a child from death—anticipated those of Christ.
Every year, the Armenian Church reserves a day in its liturgical calendar to remember one of the more obscure figures of the Old Testament: the Prophet Zechariah. This year his saint day falls on July 7.
The Eastern Diocese’s Facebook page is sharing live and recorded broadcasts of church services this Sunday, June 28.
On Saturday, June 27, the Armenian Church will observe one of several feast days associated with St. Gregory the Illuminator. This particular feast is dedicated to the saint’s later years and the discovery of his relics.
In an ordinary year, by the end of June schools are winding down, summer is gearing up, and many parishioners settle into a more “relaxed” habit of church participation.
This year, of course, has been anything but ordinary.