Resources in this section include liturgical services as well as special interest activities for individuals or small group gatherings. Priests are encouraged to celebrate liturgical services in the church, while some prayer services created for the home can be utilized by both individuals and families. Other activities can be participated in at the leisure of an individual or family. If you have questions or ideas as to how to specifically implement these resources into parish life, please contact your local parish priest. 

Communion for the Sick

This is an ancient service of healing of the Armenian Church.  Click here to download a PDF of the Service, taken from the Mets Mashtots, the Book of Rituals of the Armenian Church: Communion for the Sick

The Violence of Racism

This Bible Study, “The Violence of Racism,” prepared by Fr. Yeprem Kelegian, uses the Parable of the Good Samaritan from the Gospel of Luke and passages from Amos, Genesis, and Galatians, to help us confront racism in ourselves and our …

In Harmony

This Bible Study, “In Harmony,” offers prayer and reflection for those times when you just aren’t feeling your best. In it, you will find the space for discussion based on passages from Romans. Click the button below for a PDF …

Practicing Peace

This Bible Study, “Practicing Peace,” addresses violence in all of the forms it takes in our contemporary world. In it, you will find the space for discussion based on passages from Isaiah, Matthew, and Colossians. Click the button below for …

Resilience

This Bible Study, “Resilience,” helps you pray through and confront moments of crisis in your life. In it, you will find the space for discussion based on passages from the Psalms, 2 Corinthians, and the Church Father Anania of Narek. …

Christ as Healer Art Project for Kids

This craft project for young children, developed by the Director of Youth Ministries Jennifer Morris, is a hands-on way to get children thinking about Christ’s healing love in their lives! Click the button below for a PDF describing this art …

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My Mother’s Love

Louise M. Yardumian’s beautiful reflection on “My Mother’s Love” is the basis for this discussion group, which encourages us to think about the healing love of Christ and those who embody it in our own parish communities. Click the button …

Discussion Questions for Choices: Friends in Need

This set of discussion questions is intended for use alongside the Choices: Friends in Need video, available here. Click the button below for a PDF of these discussion questions: Discussion Questions for Choices: Friends in Need

Fighting Racial Injustice as Armenian Christians

In this discussion group, modeled after a discussion that took place as one of the “Diving Deep” conversations facilitated by the Department of Youth Ministries of the Eastern Diocese, participants consider what the Armenian Apostolic Church and Armenian Christianity can …

Discussion Questions for Bread & Salt: Acts of Mercy

This set of discussion questions is intended for use alongside the Bread & Salt: Acts of Mercy video, available here. Click the button below for a PDF of these discussion questions: Discussion Questions for Bread & Salt: Acts of Mercy

Talent Tower

This icebreaker or team-building activity, appropriate for both kids and young adults, was prepared by the Youth Ministries team of the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of America. This activity will help participants to realize that each of us …

Compliment Circle

This icebreaker or team-building activity, appropriate for both kids and young adults, was prepared by the Youth Ministries team of the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of America. This activity will help participants to gain personal confidence and identify …

Contemplative Prayer Sessions

This Parish Initiative, developed by Rev. Fr. Dr. Abraham Malkhasyan, the pastor of the Armenian Church of the Holy Martyrs in Bayside, NY, describes how to bring your parish community together for a different type of prayer that will edify …

Christ as Healer Outreach Ideas

These ideas for outreach activities bring the healing love of Jesus Christ into your communities, parishes, and organizations. We hope you will find inspiration for outreach work that you can do! Click the button below for a PDF detailing some …

Scouts Awards

These awards are given in special recognition by the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern) to Scouts for achievement in Christian education. It is hoped that the experience of working through these programs and earning the awards will …