Prayer for Peace

On Wednesday, June 3, at noon, His Eminence Archbishop Anoushavan, joined by Rev. Fr. Nareg Terterian, pastor of St. Sarkis Church (Douglaston, New York), and Rev. Fr. Mesrob Lakissian, pastor of St. Illuminator’s Cathedral (New York City), delivered a message and prayer for peace from St. Sarkis Church. The prayer was livestreamed.   In opening remarks, Rev. Fr. Nareg Terterian noted that the prayer was for peace for the world and especially for the United States and New York City. Archbishop Anoushavan delivered his message, emphasizing that the Armenian Church condemns discrimination because it goes against the very nature of human relations, as well as it damages the true spirit of the United States. The Prelate condemned disorderly actions leading to chaos and evildoing. At the same time, the Prelate made a call to work together in taking the necessary steps to end racism and discrimination and to pave the road of healing. Prayers were read by Rev. Fr. Mesrob and Nareg, interspersed with the singing of “Der Voghormia” and “Hayr Mer.”