One of the wonderful things about the Christmas season is the way it re-introduces us to such interesting people. And it’s not limited to friends and family: some of the most memorable re-introductions come from the surrounding culture. Who can suppress a warm smile at their first yearly sighting of Santa, Rudolph, and the elves? Or at the Grinch, and the whole Peanuts gang?
There were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
Diocesan Primate Bishop Daniel welcomed His Beatitude Archbishop Nourhan Manougian, the Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem, to the Diocesan Center in New York on Wednesday, December 18, for a luncheon and meeting with Diocesan clergy.
St. Vartan Cathedral was aglow on Friday, December 6, with a festive concert of spiritual and folk music by Gomidas Vartabed, featuring the renowned Gomidas Choir.