This summer marks 20 years since the passing of His Holiness Karekin I, the 131st Catholicos of All Armenians. His Holiness had the distinction of being the first catholicos elected in the free Republic of Armenia. That fact alone would have secured his place in our history.
Of the wicked mass murders in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio on August 3, there is little of meaning to be said, beyond these words adapted from the Armenian hokehankisd service.
The Eastern Diocese mourns the passing of Mr. Krikor Pidedjan, a revered teacher, community figure, and authority on Armenia sacred music, who passed away on July 30 at age 83.
For the second time this summer, a new priest has been welcomed into the ranks of the Armenian clergy, as Diocesan Primate Bishop Daniel Findikyan performed the sacrament of holy orders on the former Deacon Arman Galstyan.
Three disciples come face-to-face with the mind-boggling nature of God. How do they react? And is there a lesson for us in their experience? That’s the question the church poses in the Feast of the Transfiguration—which the Armenian Church will observe on Sunday, July 28.