As a critical component of Bishop Daniel’s vision of “Building Up the Body of Christ,” the clergy of the Eastern Diocese gathered in person in three regions to participate in informative discussions on the issue of mental health and pastoring to the mentally ill.
This week, His Holiness Karekin II made an official visit to Moscow, Russia, to take part in a trilateral meeting of spiritual leaders of the Caucasus region, under the meditation of the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church.
To Armenians in the U.S., “Armenian Cultural Month” has been a feature of community life for as long as they can remember. It arrives each October—with a flurry of lectures, readings, exhibits, sacred celebrations, and events intended to remind Armenians of their rich cultural heritage.
On Sunday, September 19, parishioners of St. Peter Church in Watervliet, NY, commemorated two milestone events: the 50th anniversary of the consecration of their present church building, and the 25th ordination anniversary of longtime pastor Fr. Stepanos Doudoukjian.
His Holiness Karekin II traveled to Rome this week to take part in a conference and ecumenical gathering, organized by the Roman Catholic Community of Sant’Egidio: the international association of lay Roman Catholics dedicated to social service.