The Eastern Diocese was deeply saddened by the loss of Barbara Zamanigian Haroutunian, who passed away on January 12, at the age of 81.
Thirty-one years ago this week, the Armenians of Baku were terrorized by mob violence, and victimized by an immoral political system.
In a typical season, clergy visit their parishioners to perform the “Home Blessing” in the period following the Feast of the Lord’s Nativity. With concerns over the pandemic, this is hardly a “typical” season. But the Home Blessing can still be a part of spiritual life.
As a testament to its unwavering faith—despite the past year’s extraordinary global suffering and tribulations—the Armenian Church celebrated the Feast of the Nativity and Theophany (Asdvadzahaydnoutiun), commemorating the birth and baptism of Jesus Christ, at New York’s St. Vartan Cathedral on January 6.
His Holiness Karekin II led the Pontifical Divine Liturgy at Yerevan’s cathedral of St. Gregory the Illuminator, marking the Feast of the Nativity and Theophany of Jesus Christ, on January 6, 2021.