Through the centuries, artists have grappled with the portrayal of human suffering. For Armenian-American artist Michael Aram, who set out to make a sculpture to commemorate the centennial year of the Armenian Genocide of 1915, the central question was this: “How would I start telling the story of my family, and the millions like them, who found no words to tell their own story?”
As part of the Armenian Genocide centennial year observance, Sts. Vartanantz Church of Chelmsford, MA, completed a “Remembrance Bench Project” this summer, through which benches were installed on the church grounds bearing the names of people who perished in the Armenian Genocide.
On Saturday, October 3, 34 New England region Sunday School teachers, superintendents and pastors convened at Sts. Sahag and Mesrob Church in Providence, RI, for a day-long teachers workshop presented by the Diocesan Department of Christian Education.
The eyes of much of the world were focused on America’s northeast corridor last week, as His Holiness Pope Francis made his first pontifical visit to the United States. Among the millions of people anticipating his appearances in Washington, New York, and Philadelphia, members of the Armenian Church community made special efforts to welcome the Pope with characteristic warmth and affection.
Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Primate of the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern), visited the Church of the Holy Resurrection on Sunday, September 20, as the parish honored its pastor the Rev. Fr. Kapriel Mouradjian on the 10th anniversary of his ordination to the holy priesthood, and marked the 35th anniversary of the consecration of its current sanctuary in New Britain.