The pastors and boards of trustees of all the parishes affiliated with the Eastern Prelacy are committed to supporting our community against the unprecedented threat posed by the coronavirus pandemic. We are sure that our elderly enjoy the love and care of their immediate family, but if they live alone and need help to buy food, medicine or other items, we urge them to call their local church.
Prelacy pastors will provide spiritual nourishment to our faithful with daily reflections that will be streamed on our website and Facebook page every day at noon (12:05 pm ET). You can watch the daily reflections here
As Holy Liturgy and church services are being held behind closed doors and our religious education programs are suspended, we are pleased to report that:
Rev. Fr. Nareg Terterian, pastor of St. Sarkis Church (Douglaston, New York), will be doing online Bible studies every Tuesday evening at 7:00 pm. You can follow them here
Archdeacon Shant Kazanjian, the Director of AREC will conduct educational sessions on Exploring Tools for Prayer every Thursday evening at 7:00 pm, starting April 2.
We are glad to inform you that Ms. Haigan Tcholakian (Michigan), has initiated a Children Bible Story time, every day 3:00-3.15pm. It will be shared on our Facebook page.
We all need to pray, without exceptions. Nevertheless, those who wish a personalized prayer may request it by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
With God’s blessing, and the cooperation of all of us we will defeat this deadly calamity.
With fatherly love and prayerfully,
Eastern United States
Prelacy Reflection Series
The Eastern Prelacy is proud to introduce a new weekly program titled “The Prelacy Reflection Series.” This program is designed to showcase and discuss various parts of our Christian faith in an understandable and relatable fashion.
So, whether it’s a story about one of the various Saints in our religion, Bible passages or meaning behind our major Christian holidays, every Sunday, one of our Srpazans, Parish Priests or Deacons will tell you all about it in Their Own Reflective Words!
Take a look… and tune in every Sunday for a new Episode.
Understanding the Liturgical Calendar
The Eastern Prelacy has also created a new mini-site on the Liturgical Calendar of the Armenian Church, an indispensable resource developed by the Armenian Religious Education Council (AREC) for our Christian educators. It includes a number of invaluable resources to help us understand why and when we celebrate and remember our Saints and occasions in the Armenian Church.
Watch Part 1. Watch Part 2. Download a copy of the calendar here.
Bible Readings: Click here to get your daily Bible Reading.
“Sunday and Sundays”—a short reflection on Sunday worship and how it relates to our Church Year. Click here.