On Wednesday, March 21, the fifth of the six-part Prelacy Lenten program took place at St. Illuminator’s Cathedral in New York City, and the speaker was Rev. Fr. Nareg Terterian, Pastor of St. Sarkis Armenian Church (Douglaston, NY), who spoke on “Morality in the New Testament.”

Fr. Nareg first defined morality or ethics as what is right and what is wrong, or what is sinful and what is virtuous. After pointing out the basic elements of Christian morality, namely, the Bible, philosophy, science, and human experience, Der Hayr briefly discussed the different approaches to Christian ethics today. He then elaborated on the point that morality in the New Testament is essentially following Christ through His teachings, His Word, demonstrating through three passages from the Gospels (Matthew 5-7, Luke 10 and John 13).

The program began with the Lenten Service (Husgoom) from 7:30-8:00pm, followed by the lecture and Q/A (8:00-8:45pm), and concluded with table fellowship.

Next Wednesday, March 28, the final session will be presented by Rev. Fr. Mesrob Lakissian, pastor of St. Illuminator’s Cathedral in New York City, his theme: “’The Book’ and books.”