Featured, Prelate's Message

2021 EASTER MESSAGE – ARCHBISHOP ANOUSHAVAN

“Sing a new song to the Lord”1

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

I greet you all in the sacred love of Whom, out of His love, shed His holy Blood on the Cross, and through His triumphant Resurrection freed us from the terror of death and showered us with the hope of Eternal Life, and Joy.

The life-giving hope of the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ has existential dynamism, especially at this critical time for the Pandemic Generation. We have been challenged by a most ferocious deadly virus. But thanks be to God, that we, as the carriers of Divine Image, have been able to turn the challenge into a source of revitalization of our Faith, Collaboration, Commitment and Renovation.

As Armenian Christians, the Hope of Resurrection has always expressed a vital message throughout our existence. Most especially since last September, as we are experiencing a poignant journey of an unjust war, the silence of international community, and shameful high treason, it is the Hope of Resurrection that galvanizes our shared dreams, aspirations, and unity. Our History is a testimony of this Truth, since the War of Vartanantz and through the Armenian Genocide of the 20th century, followed by the Independence of Armenia.

Therefore, being witnesses like our forefathers that the Hope of Resurrection is an integral part of our Christian being and inheritance –

Let us sing a new song to the Lord!
Let us greet the renewal of our souls and visions!
Let us celebrate the revitalization of our Faith, Hope and Love, and rebuild anew our Homeland, the hosting country of Noah’s Ark and the cradle of civilization!

May the spirit of the Holy Resurrection prevail upon us, both day and night, in order to bring forth positive first-fruits and creative elements for the strengthening of our communities, for the progress of Mankind, and for the glory of the Almighty God our Creator.

Let us greet each other: «Ձեզ եւ մեզ մեծ աւետիս, Քրիստոս յարեաւ ի մեռելոց» “Good tidings to you and us, Christ is risen from the dead.”

Archbishop Anoushavan Tanielian
Prelate

[1] Psalm 96:1; Psalm 98:1; Psalm 149:1; Isaiah 42:10