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Living Voices: Nersess Shnorhali

Nearly a thousand years after his death, his influence is still felt every day in the Armenian Church. The soaring hymns that praise God, the sensitive prayers that beg His forgiveness, the policies of mercy and outreach that guide the operations of the church—all bear the mark of St. Nersess Shnorhali. His title Shnorhali means “full of grace”—and the…

A Great Cloud of Witnesses

The Armenian Church canonized the holy martyrs of the Armenian Genocide at Holy Etchmiadzin on April 23, 2015, in observance of the 100th anniversary of that cataclysm. This video explores the significance of that canonization, as well as the larger meaning of sainthood and martyrdom in the Christian tradition.