We are all intensely aware of the daily developments in Artsakh and Armenia. Our courageous, faithful, Christ-loving people continue to show incredible heroism, resolve, and sacrifice as they fight an incredible life-or-death battle for the preservation of holy Artsakh and Armenia. The situation is urgent and demands immediate action on our part.
Therefore, I am directing each of our parishes to make a financial contribution in support of the civilian relief effort in our homeland. To our pastors and parish leaders, please consult among yourselves to determine how much your parish can give, and make your donation in the next 24 to 48 hours. I ask that you consider this a truly sacrificial contribution, to echo in relative terms the sacrifices being undertaken by our countrymen in the homeland.
For this special parish donation, please make your checks payable to the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (630 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10016); you may also make electronic donations on our secure website: armenianchurch.us/donate. All funds will be transferred to the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, which will in turn direct all funds to the Armenian government’s civilian relief effort.
This is a critical moment in our nation’s modern history—one in which we all have a role to play. Please enact that role now as a parish, to come to the aid of Armenia and Artsakh.
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PEACE for ARMENIA
Distinguished Senators of the State of Florida Rick Scott and Marco Rubio: We would like to inform you that on September 27, 2020, the Republic of Azerbaijan launched a large-scale aggression along the entire line of contact between the sovereign Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, from Omar to Araks.
This unprecedented recent military confrontation by Azerbaijan unequivocally confirms its militant aspirations towards the Armenian population of the world of Artsakh, a peace-loving, hard-working freedom-loving and just historical Armenia. The escalating war is becoming even more dangerous for the whole region, when belligerent Turkey confirms its support and role in that war (hidden but openly known). A bloodthirsty country, whose historical past is written in the blood of many nations. Today, barbaric Turkey is openly participating in the conflict helping Azaerbaijan against Armenia.
Fighter planes (F-16), not counting drones, the Turkish military elite superiors replenishing the Azerbaijani army with mercenaries from Syria. With each passing day, the ongoing war is becoming more and more rampant. The settlements of Stepanakert, the capital of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic, Martuni, Martakert and Hadrut regions are being bombed by fighter jets, machine guns of different calibers and weapons.
The bombing borders cover a large scale. The Vardenis region of the Republic of Armenia was bombed. There are hundreds of wounded and victims among the civilians, mostly the elderly, children and women.
The peace-loving countries of the world have raised their voices in protest to put an end to this monstrous aggression, to put the agenda of peace and mutual reconciliation on the negotiating table right away.
We, the Armenians of Florida, demand that the Senate raise the crucial issue of supporting the peaceful, liberating aspirations of the long-suffering people.
We are full of hope that your voice will be heard.
Armenia and its region of Artsakh is under attack! Civilians including innocent children are losing their lives, villages are being bombed and everyday Armenians from all over the world are leaving behind their lives at home to go help our country. We are in dire need of medical supplies along with daily necessities for those directly impacted by the attacks. Special fundraising page is organized by the members of Soorp Haroutiun (Holy Resurrection) Armenian Church in Central Florida and directly funds the purchase of specific medical supplies currently in high demand at the border. Any amount helps, our people are counting on us! Thank you for your support!
O Lord our God, we appeal to your Divine Mercy and Protection for the Armenian Nation while we face the attacks and aggression of our enemy. Loving Lord, listen to the voice of our supplications and keep unshaken the Republics of Armenia and Artsakh. Guard our nation and our brave soldiers under the shadow of your Holy and Venerable Cross in peace, and with your Divine Grace strengthen us all to protect our homeland in any way we can. Increase the Grace of wisdom to those who are at the helm of the state namely the Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan and the President of Nagorno Karabagh Arayik Harutyunyan, all the ministers and the entire order of government, so they can wisely lead your people during this challenging and dangerous times for our Nation. Also grant to our generals and soldiers a great spirit of valor. Hold out your most generous merciful hand and bless our entire people so that a spirit of courage, unity, care and love for one another, understanding and divine worship would rest upon us. Bless the bright souls of those who already lost their lives during this war and save the lives of those who are bravely protecting our borders and the lives of the innocent civilians who are currently under attack. Let us all, children of Haig and adopted children of the Armenian Church put on the armor of faith in Christ, the sword of the Spirit, and put on our heads the helmet of hope and courage asking God to bestow on us the grace of His mercy and help us to stop this war and to stop the enemy. Amen.