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Sermons on Armenian Church Witness

Good Soldiers

You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. -2 Tim 2:3 This past week, our church’s sacred calendar brings before us the life of soldier saint St. Gevork/George, who applied the discipline, courage and sacrifice of soldiering to the Christian faith.  Tragically in this same week, Azerbaijan-with the full support of…

King Apkar

According to the Armenian tradition, Apkar, King of Edessa, is the first king who during the lifetime of our Lord Jesus Christ heard of His miracles and believed that He is in fact the Son of God. Based on the historical sources of Movses Khorenatsi, the Armenian Church recognizes Apkar as a king of Armenia.…

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…