Monday, September 21, marks the 24th anniversary of the establishment of the Republic of Armenia. Celebrations are planned in the homeland and in Armenian communities across the diaspora. The rebirth of the Armenian homeland is one of the most momentous developments in the history of the Armenian people. Armenia’s citizens voted for independence from the Soviet Union on September 21, 1991, and the resulting free republic became a member of the United Nations on March 2, 1992.
Looking out at Mt. Aragats. (Photo by Suren Grigorian)
On Sunday, September 20, parishes of the Eastern Diocese will conduct the “Order of Thanksgiving Prayer of the Republic of Armenia.” Click here to download the prayer booklet.
May our risen Lord bestow his grace on our homeland, keep it under his loving protection, and guide all its citizens—our brothers and sisters—in their heroic work to build a decent, prosperous, and just society.