Pastoral Message

Journey of Compassion and Solidarity: Our Mission in Armenia

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Dear Beloved Members of Our Parish Community,

As I prepare to return from our Diocesan delegation's mission in Armenia, my heart is filled with profound emotions and reflections that I am eager to share with you. Our seven-day journey to better understand the Artsakh refugee crisis has been an eye-opening experience, deeply connecting us to our Armenian roots and faith. We are grateful that this opportunity was provided under the auspices of His Eminence Abp. Hovnan Derderian.

Coping with Memory Loss and Care

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

I remember finding a baby bird who had fallen out of its nest. My friend and I, both of us all of 8 or 9 years-old, tried to care for the little thing, and eventually climbed the tree and got it returned it to its nest. I remember also being heartbroken when I was told that the mother bird wouldn’t care for it anymore because we had handled her chick. Decades later I would be relieved to know that this was just a myth. This memory and countless others are foundational to me. I’m terrified by the idea that one day, I might not be able to recall it.

Mental Health and the Armenian Apostolic Christian Response

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

All that God manifested through creation, in His unfathomable wisdom, is beautiful in some true way; whether it be the rings of Saturn or the rings of a tree, the eyes of a housefly or the eye of a hurricane. It’s not always simple to understand, nor to appreciate, but our minds can comprehend its intrinsic beauty on some level. Why? Because we have incomparably rational minds.

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