His Holiness Karekin II marked Armenia’s annual “Victory Day” on May 9, 2021, with a message reflecting on the sorrowful realities of the past year, which saw thousands of his countrymen lost to war and sickness.
“Mothers are the ambassadors of God’s love and providence on earth,” wrote the saintly Patriarch Shnork Kaloustian in this classic Mother’s Day homily.
In a communiqué this week, the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin lamented the continuing desecration and eradication of Armenian Christian monuments in the regions of Artsakh now held by Azerbaijan, following the autumn 2020 war.
For 10 days in April, on the heels of this year’s Easter celebration, Diocesan Primate Bishop Daniel Findikyan traveled throughout the Midwest for an extended stay among the clergy and faithful of the region.
The Eastern Diocese held the main General Session of its 119th Diocesan Assembly as an online gathering, with all attendees participating remotely over the Internet, on Saturday, May 1.