Resources in this section can be used individually or in a group setting. Individuals are encouraged to watch the resource and utilize any provided supplemental material for a deeper understanding of the given topic. Groups are encouraged to raise questions and interact with each other based on the material provided. If you have questions or ideas as to how to specifically implement these resources into parish life, please contact your local parish priest. 

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” …

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, …

Bread and Salt: Acts of Mercy

“Bread and Salt: Stories from the Armenian Church” is a video and podcast series produced by the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of America. The episodes cover a wide range of topics, including Armenian history, the traditions and practices …

Choices: Friends in Need

The Gospel story of the paralyzed man isn’t only about a miracle of Christ; it’s also about the miracle of friendship. In this episode of “Choices,” Fr. Tateos Abdalian tells how we all get by with a little help from …

Faith Matters: Facing the Storm

The first of the Diocesan “Faith Matters” video series tackling contemporary issues, this video tells the story of one person’s struggle with addiction, and the hope she found in her community of faith.

Holy Teaching: St. Gregory of Narek

“Holy Teaching” is a series of short videos introducing the profound Christian teaching of our Church Fathers and Mothers. This video introduces the 10th century mystic St. Gregory of Narek.

#HyeManners: Holy Communion

#HyeManners is a short video series produced by the Creative Ministries Team of the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of America. Each #HyeManners video introduces you to small rituals of the Armenian Church, how to perform them properly, the …

#HyeManners: Kiss the Cross

#HyeManners is a short video series produced by the Creative Ministries Team of the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of America. Each #HyeManners video introduces you to small rituals of the Armenian Church, how to perform them properly, the …

#HyeManners: Sign of the Cross

#HyeManners is a short video series produced by the Creative Ministries Team of the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of America. Each #HyeManners video introduces you to small rituals of the Armenian Church, how to perform them properly, the …

#HyeManners: Greeting Clergy

#HyeManners is a short video series produced by the Creative Ministries Team of the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of America. Each #HyeManners video introduces you to small rituals of the Armenian Church, how to perform them properly, the …

Living Voices: St. Nersess Shnorhali

“Living Voices” is a video series from the Creative Ministries Team of the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of America. The series introduces viewers to some of the most important figures in Armenian Christianity, bringing them to life and …

Living Voices: St. Gregory of Narek

“Living Voices” is a video series from the Creative Ministries Team of the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of America. The series introduces viewers to some of the most important figures in Armenian Christianity, bringing them to life and …

Sacred Mysteries: Crowned with a Cross

“Sacred Mysteries” is a series of videos introducing the liturgy and sacraments of the Armenian Church. This episode of “Sacred Mysteries,” “Crowned with a Cross” explores the sacrament of marriage.

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 …

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.

Bishop’s Messages: A New Normal?

This message from Bishop Daniel Findikyan, Primate of the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of America, reflects on the “new normal” several months in the coronavirus pandemic.

The Rest of Fasting

In this lecture, “The Rest of Fasting,” delivered on April 8, 2020 for the Zohrab Information Center’s series on the Environment, Dr. Roberta Ervine explores how fasting offers rest and healing to both those who fast and to all of …

Prayers for Healing Service at St. Vartan Cathedral

The Prayers for Healing Service is a short liturgical service adapted from an ancient service of the Armenian Church for contemporary use in a traditional liturgical setting. You can find a pdf of the service here. The Prayers for Healing …

Fr. Hratch Sargsyan: True Beauty

Watch this wonderful video message from Fr. Hratch Sargsyan!

Fr. Yeprem Kelegian: A Letter

Watch this wonderful video message from Fr. Yeprem Kelegian!

The Healing of a Deaf Mute

In this sermon, Fr. Tavit Boyajian, pastor of the Sts. Joachim and Anne Armenian Church in Palos Heights, IL, preaches on one of the most profound moments of healing in the Gospel, in Mark Chapter 7 when Jesus heals a …

The Coronavirus and Prayers for Healing of the Armenian Church

In this sermon, Fr. Tavit Boyajian, pastor of the Sts. Joachim and Anne Armenian Church in Palos Heights, IL, addresses the coronavirus by looking at the Prayers for Healing of the Armenian Church. The Prayers for Healing Service is a …

Children’s Sermon: Healing

Rev. Fr. Dr. Abraham Malkhasyan, the pastor of the Armenian Church of the Holy Martyrs in Bayside, NY, offers a sermon about healing for children.