“This coming Sunday will hold a special significance for our country, and I would like to encourage our parishes to reflect and pray on the occasion,” said Diocesan Primate Fr. Daniel Findikyan in a directive to parishes this week.
In the wake of the terrible massacre at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA, prominent New York religious leaders gathered for an interfaith prayer service at Manhattan’s venerable Park East Synagogue on Wednesday, October 31.
College campuses are hubs of activities in the fall, and this year Armenian students in Michigan added a new event to their busy calendars: pastoral visits from the Armenian Church.
“Heartbroken” is the only word that can describe our emotions after this weekend’s horrifying massacre of eleven souls at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.
“Poor working girl perseveres through the adversities of life and love—but finally makes it big.”
It sounds like the outline of a Grimm’s Fairy Tale—or, given a more contemporary spin, a Danielle Steel novel. But in fact it’s the life story of one of the saints of the Armenian Church: Helena, the mother of the Roman Emperor Constantine, and discoverer of the Holy Cross of our Lord.