The Armenian Church styles her Sourp Asdvadzadzin: the “Holy Mother-of-God”—an almost cosmic title which has elicited reverent love from generations of Armenian Christians, and is honored in the name of many of our churches.
For the people of Armenia, it was a time of the deepest grief, when the external signs of death and destruction seemed inescapable.
One of the most mysterious relics of the Armenian Church—a sacred object from the deepest roots of Christianity—is the Holy Lance of Keghart.
To mark Thanksgiving, Diocesan Primate Bishop Daniel issued the greeting below to the faithful of the Eastern Diocese:
“Be patient; keep your heart stable. For the Lord is coming, and he is at hand.” (Epistle of St. James 5:8)