In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Let us be thankful for the plenteous gifts of our Lord God, who in sweet bounty nourishes us day by day of His own will, that He may make His servants share in spiritual goodness and in the heavenly kingdom, according to the expectations of our hope. Almighty Lord our God, preserve and have mercy upon us. Amen.
(Armenian prayer of Thanksgiving)
On this national day of Thanksgiving, I ask all of our faithful people to give thanks for the blessings Almighty God bestows upon us every day. Open your hearts to receive God as you gather together on this holiday with your loved ones. Let us move forward with hope, strong in our faith in God and in each other, and pledging to serve His church and mission.
This Thanksgiving holiday, Armenians all over the world are spiritually in Armenia and Artsakh accompanying our brothers and sisters in this hour of grief. Let us all share everything we are grateful for with our fellow Armenians in need. More than ever, our unity is of paramount importance.
I especially ask you to remember our brothers and sisters in Armenia and Artsakh by participating in the Thanksgiving Telethon.
Prelate, Eastern United States