Prayers for Peace in the Middle East and for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 Victims

Jul 25, 2014 — A world in turmoil awaits our prayers!

“Beloved faithful,

We live in a world where pain and suffering is becoming unbearable. The deep sorrow of the loved ones of the victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 has shattered the lives of people of the world. What we see today in the Middle East, the war in Israel and Gaza hurts the dignity of humanity.

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Statement from the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin on Recent Incident in the Georgian Diocese

Jul 25, 2014 — On July 19, according to a statement by the Armenian Church Diocese of Georgia, over 50 people, expressing disrespectful and blasphemous remarks, attacked the Holy Etchmiadzin Armenian Church of the Havlabar district in Tbilisi, Georgia. As a result of the attack, the Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Manuk Zeynalyan; representatives of the Armenian Diocese of Georgia, as well Armenian faithful who were attending church, received numerous physical injuries.
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Feast of the Transfiguration

Jul 25, 2014 — On Sunday, July 27, the Armenian Apostolic Church will celebrate the Feast Day of the Transfiguration of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, (Vartavar). The Feast of the Transfiguration is one of the five main “Tabernacle” feasts (Daghavar Don) of the Armenian Apostolic Holy Church. It commemorates the transformation or the “transfiguration” that came over Jesus while He was praying. Christ’s face shone like the sun and his clothes became a radiant and gleaming white. The Apostles Peter, James and John witnessed that event which occurred on a high mountain named Tabor.
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