Prayers of Thanks
We convey our blessings to you on one of the most meaningful observances of the year: Thanksgiving. How wonderful it is to live in a country that sets aside this day, to express gratitude for the bounties God has given us. The idea of giving thanks to God has deep roots in the Armenian Christian tradition. Surely this year of 2015 has given our people a special opportunity to reflect, with gratitude, on the unconquerable faith of our holy martyrs, and on the noble legacy they bequeathed to us. Now acknowledged as saints of the church, the martyrs reside in God’s kingdom, receiving our humble prayers of intercession.
This Thursday, as we remember the many good things in our lives, let us also offer thanks for the greatest blessing of all, which gives meaning and purpose to all the others. In the words of the Gospel of St. John: “God so loved the world that He gave it His only Son.”
May the blessings of Thanksgiving, and the coming Advent season, be with you and your loved ones always.
Archbishop Khajag Barsamian