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January 5, 2017


Քրիստոս ծնաւ եւ յայտնեցաւ.
Օրհնեալ է յայտնութիւնն Քրիստոսի:

Krisdos dzunav yev haydnetzav!
Orhnyal eh haydnootiunun Krisdosee!

Christ is born and revealed!
Blessed is the revelation of Christ!

With prayers,
Fr. Mesrop Parsamyan


12 Hymns of Christmas

by Fr. Mesrop Parsamyan

On December 25th, on my Facebook page I started a reflection series called "12 Hymns of Christmas." During the 12 days, between "Western" Christmas (Dec. 25) and the Armenian feast of Holy Nativity (Jan. 6), each day I was sharing a stanza from the Armenian Hymns of Holy Nativity with a short reflection. In this article, I assembled those reflections along with the images representing the Christmas story. 
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The 3 Ways to Bethlehem

by Fr. Mesrop Parsamyan

If we read the Bible attentively, we shall discover that one of the most important topics included is the theme of travel. Have you noticed how often people are changing their place of residence in the Bible? In essence, it is almost impossible to find a Bible character who is truly into dialogue with God who remains at his place of residence. Sometimes, and very often, God Himself exhorts, saying: "Leave your country and your house and go to the land I will show you.” 
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With This Everything Is Included

by Fr. Garabed Kochakian

Perhaps in opening some of your Christmas gifts you may have read these words, telling us that, all that you needed to enjoy that appliance, computer toy, writing tool, … everything was there to get you up and running in full swing.
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Join the Magi on their Christmas Quest  

The Diocese’s video series—“Bread and Salt: Stories from the Armenian Church”—returns for a second season with a special episode about Christmas. Join the mysterious Magi on their spiritual quest to meet Jesus. Click here to view the Christmas special. 

And stay tuned for new episodes this season on Armenia’s conversion to Christianity. Revisit the heroic stories of Sts. Thaddeus and Bartholomew, Sts. Hripsime and Gayane, St. Gregory, King Drtad, and the other figures who shaped the history of early Christian Armenia.
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