The Eastern Diocese held its second annual ACYOA Seniors National Fall Retreat from November 8 to 10. Organized by the ACYOA Central Council, the theme of this year’s retreat was “In Communion: Exploring the Need for Human Connection.”
Around this time of year, our church prescribes a Scripture reading from the Gospel of Luke, concerning a tragedy in a family household. A man named Jairus and his wife had a daughter, and this girl—only 12 years old—lay dying in their home.
Every year, a Saturday in early November brings us to one of the more unusual observances of the Armenian Church calendar: the feast day dedicated to the holy archangels Michael and Gabriel. We’ll greet it again this weekend, on November 9.
At the beginning of November every year, the Armenian Church celebrates All Saints Day. As a church we remember the good and holy people—whether known or unknown—who were spirited heroes filled with Christ’s love, endurance, and faith.
More than 300 worshippers took part in a concelebrated Divine Liturgy of Oriental Orthodox churches on Saturday, October 12, at the St. Leon Armenian Church of Fair Lawn, NJ.