eNewsletter of the Eastern Diocese
The long-awaited official opening of St. Nersess Armenian Seminary’s new campus in Armonk, NY, will take place on Saturday, November 12. His Holiness Karekin II, the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, will officiate over the consecration and opening ceremonies, scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m.
The morning will include the consecration of the seminary's St. Hagop Chapel, and a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Karekin I Theological Center. A program and reception will follow.
Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Primate of the Eastern Diocese; Archbishop Hovnan Derderian, Primate of the Western Diocese, and clergy from across the Eastern Diocese will participate in the day’s events. Click here to visit the seminary website for information.
Veterans Day first began in 1918 as a commemoration of the end of World War I. “The Great War” came to a close on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, when an armistice went into effect between the Allied nations and Germany.
In the ensuing decades, as American soldiers continued to be deployed overseas, November 11 became a day to pay tribute to American veterans of all wars for their patriotism, courage, and sacrifice.
This Veterans Day, we offer a prayer known for centuries to those who have ever found themselves in harm’s way. Click here to visit our blog, and to read Psalm 91—the “Soldier’s Psalm.”