With profound regret, the Eastern Diocese mourns the passing of His Beatitude Archbishop Mesrob II Mutafyan, the 84th Armenian Patriarch of Constantinople and All of Turkey.
On Thursday, February 28, the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of America commemorated the Feast of Vartanantz with a Divine Liturgy service and dinner program held at St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral in New York.
On Tuesday, February 26, clergy gathered at several locations across the Eastern Diocese, to reinforce their bonds of brotherhood during the Feast of St. Ghevont the Priest and His Companions.
With the Feast of St. Vartan being celebrated today (February 28), the Eastern Diocese is dusting off a video treasure from its archives: a vintage episode of the “Lamp Unto My Feet” television series, retelling the dramatic story of Vartan and the Battle of Avarayr.
Of all of Christ’s miracles, his walking on water is the most uncanny. What does it mean, that Jesus could do this? Even for a miracle, it is so unexpected, so contrary to everyday experience.