On Sunday, August 9, His Holiness Karekin II led a solemn hokehankisd service, to pray for the repose of victims of the August 4 explosion in Beirut, Lebanon.
From the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, led a remote video conference with the leaders of the Armenian Church in North America on Monday, August 3.
On Friday, August 7, at 3 p.m., and again during Sunday services, Diocesan parishes will offer this prayer for the people and land of Lebanon.
In a message to the Eastern Diocese, Bishop Daniel has announced special prayer services and a collection for Beirut Emergency Relief.
Two intellectual heavyweights met in the city of Ephesus, where the Roman Emperor Theodosius II convened the Third Ecumenical Council in A.D. 431. At stake was the future shape of orthodox Christian belief.