Archbishop Hovnan Derderian » Quotations
"Renewal is an essential part of Christianity. We cannot serve, we cannot be good Christians, we cannot survive without transforming the old to meet the challenges of our day."
"A church is not a museum or an ethnographic relic. It is a serving organization that calls us to serve God by serving one another. We should become eglise vivant."
"Being a Christian takes all the love, talent and energy we have to give. We have been given much. Have we each given all we have to give?"
"The 1700th celebrations call on us to stand firm in our vocation, and make the Christian faith the life-blood of our continued existence ."
"When we reflect on our history, we see the stamp of Christianity on virtually every aspect of Armenian life - up to and including martyrdom for faith. The 1700th anniversary should be an opportunity for all of us to take that implicit sense of Armenian Christianity and make it explicit in new and creative ways."
"God entrusted the world to our stewardship. That stewardship requires that we become co-creators and that we leave the world a better place than we found it."
"Our church is the common denominator that gives our people a distinct character, identifying and separating us from surrounding nations."