CROSSROADS INVITES READERS TO TAKE PART IN A SURVEY
His Eminence Archbishop Anoushavan, Prelate, said our Church has emerged stronger from Covid-19, seeing in church attendance and the brisk pace of activities in parishes across the Eastern Prelacy evidence of revitalization and renewal of our communities, as he announced a survey among the community.
“We have met and overcome the challenges posed by the pandemic,” said the Prelate. “As I have said before, we even expanded our horizons, thanks to the new technologies available and the Church’s capacity to quickly respond to an unprecedented situation, gaining new faithful who follow Divine Liturgy and our programs via live-streaming from all over the world.”
According to a survey by the Pew Research Center earlier this year, among U.S. adults who say they attend religious services, 43 percent now report that their house of worship is currently open and holding services the same way it did before the Covid-19 outbreak – up 14 percentage points since October and 31 points since last March.
We kindly ask Crossroads readers to take part in this survey to gain insights into the life of our community during the Covid pandemic and the changes it brought about, the difficulties of which were further compounded by war in Armenia and a catastrophic socio-political crisis in Lebanon. The survey is anonymous and the results will be shared on Crossroads shortly.
Our parishioners, His Eminence said, rose to the challenges and responded admirably at a time of trouble for everyone, lending a hand to our brethren in need in America, Armenia and all over the world.
“I cannot be prouder of our people: once again in our history, it has been at the hour of difficulty that our mettle has been proven,” Archbishop Anoushavan said. “Yet I still prescribe to all our faithful Prayer, Patience, and Caution as we need to remain vigilant.”