During a requiem service for the fallen heroes of the 2020 Artsakh war on November 9, His Holiness Karekin II marked the anniversary of the ceasefire by calling for unity and common purpose among Armenian Christians around the world.
You might think it’s a misprint. Everyone knows that Jesus had exactly twelve disciples—so why does the Armenian Church calendar reserve a feast day for the Seventy-two Disciples of Christ? (We’ll observe it this Saturday, October 2.)
“Poor working girl perseveres through the adversities of life and love—but finally makes it big.”
It sounds like the outline of a Grimm’s Fairy Tale—or, given a more contemporary spin, a Danielle Steel novel.
The Eastern Diocese’s Facebook page is sharing live and recorded broadcasts of church services for the Feast of Holy Etchmiadzin, June 6.
The steward is a figure who comes up in many of Jesus’ parables—a “stock character,” we might say, who would have been very recognizable to Christ’s listeners.
What did stewards do, in the time of Jesus? What made them so interesting to our Lord?