Temperatures in New York City approached zero degrees Fahrenheit on Saturday, January 6. But inside the city’s St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral, worshippers were warmed by the celebration the Feast of the Nativity and Theophany of Our Lord Jesus Christ—informally called “Armenian Christmas.”
On January 9, 2018, the Fund for Armenian Relief’s Board of Directors met at the Diocesan Center in New York to evaluate FAR’s operations and set plans for the current year and beyond. Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Diocesan Primate and FAR Board President, presided.
The young residents of the FAR Children’s Center in Yerevan, Armenia, received a memorable Christmas celebration filled with gifts, clothes and a special visit from Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Primate of the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America, on December 22, 2017.
Throughout history, Armenian Christians have considered the home to be a sacred place: the tranquil sanctuary of the family, where habits of virtue, pious traditions, and life-affirming customs are passed from one generation to another. Under one roof, members of a household achieve a unity of spirit and assume responsibility for the larger life of the community. They break bread and share life’s joys and sorrows.
On Sunday, December 17, Diocesan Primate Archbishop Khajag Barsamian visited St. James Church in Watertown, MA, to observe its 86th anniversary and annual Name Day celebration. The Primate presided over the Divine Liturgy and delivered the sermon of the day.