Bread & Salt: Raise the Cross

A holy city under siege. A stolen relic of the deepest spiritual significance. A daring rescue that restores the True Cross to Christ’s people. That’s the dramatic story told in the latest episode of the Eastern Diocese’s “Bread & Salt” …

We Believe: Grade Eight

We Believe: Grade Eight The core of The Heart of the Matter is an experiential study of the Nicene Creed which is densely packed with doctrine and history. Each line provides an opportunity for students to learn some pertinent background …

We Believe: Grade Seven

We Believe: Grade Seven Organized in four units, Surprised by Joy is a journey of discovery that both answers and poses questions along the way. Looking at Life begins the conversation, exploring heart-felt emotions in the Psalms, seeking connections between …

We Believe: Grade Six

We Believe: Grade Six Living the Good Life: Holy People, Holy Time begins to pull together what children already know to help them shape deeper, larger understandings. With a special focus on Holy Tradition and the foundations of our faith …

We Believe: Grade Five

We Believe: Grade Five By exploring the faith experiences and feelings of 5th graders and then applying pertinent information from their own church tradition, the goal of Grade Five We Believe is to bring the learner into a living relationship …

Bread and Salt: Mother of God

The Feast of the Assumption of the Holy Mother-of-God commemorates how St. Mary at her death was taken up in body and soul, or “assumed,” into heaven. This act of tenderness was performed by Christ many years after his Ascension, …

Mystical Music: Avak Orhnootyoon

“Mystical Music,” posted weekly on Vemkar’s Instagram page, introduces the beautiful hymns of the Armenian Apostolic Church. In this short episode, Dn. Michael Sabounjian introduces and Fr. Voskan Hovhannisyan sings the Tone 1 (ԱՁ) Avak Orhnootyoon/Աւագ Օրհնութիւն sharakan/շարական (a genre …

Mystical Music: Hrashatsan Bagootsmamp

“Mystical Music,” posted weekly on Vemkar’s Instagram page, introduces the beautiful hymns of the Armenian Apostolic Church. In this short episode, Dn. Michael Sabounjian introduces and Fr. Voskan Hovhannisyan sings a sharakan/շարական (a genre of hymn) from the Canon commemorating …

Mystical Music: Aysor Haryav

“Mystical Music,” posted weekly on Vemkar’s Instagram page, introduces the beautiful hymns of the Armenian Apostolic Church. In this short episode, Dn. Michael Sabounjian introduces and Fr. Voskan Hovhannisyan sings one of the most prominent Easter sharakans/շարական (a genre of …

Mystical Music: Arakelo Aghavno

“Mystical Music,” posted weekly on Vemkar’s Instagram page, introduces the beautiful hymns of the Armenian Apostolic Church. In this short episode, Dn. Michael Sabounjian introduces and Fr. Voskan Hovhannisyan sings a sharakan/շարական (a genre of hymn) from Pentecost and services …

Mystical Music: Ztakavorn Parats

“Mystical Music,” posted weekly on Vemkar’s Instagram page, introduces the beautiful hymns of the Armenian Apostolic Church. In this short episode, Dn. Michael Sabounjian introduces and Fr. Voskan Hovhannisyan sings the Resurrection Hymn  sharakan/շարական (a genre of hymn) in Tone …

Bishop’s Messages: A Lenten Message (Armenian)

This is the 2020 Lenten message from Bishop Daniel Findikyan, Primate of the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of America, in Armenian.