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.
“This coming Sunday will hold a special significance for our country, and I would like to encourage our parishes to reflect and pray on the occasion,” said Diocesan Primate Fr. Daniel Findikyan in a directive to parishes this week.
In the wake of the terrible massacre at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA, prominent New York religious leaders gathered for an interfaith prayer service at Manhattan’s venerable Park East Synagogue on Wednesday, October 31.
“Heartbroken” is the only word that can describe our emotions after this weekend’s horrifying massacre of eleven souls at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.
The religious meaning behind the architecture and art of New York’s St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral was the subject of a lecture on Thursday evening, October 11.