ACT NOW: The Eastern Diocese's Primate Bishop Daniel Findikyan appeals to all our people to act for the defense and preservation of Artsakh and Armenia. Here's how:
(1) ADVOCATE: The Armenian Assembly of America and the Armenian National Committee are urging Congress and the Administration to condemn the Azeri aggression and demand its immediate cessation; to end U.S. financial aid to Azerbaijan; and to rein in Turkey from its military support of Azerbaijan.
(2) DONATE: Armenia’s government is looking to the diaspora for financial as well as moral support. Contributions can be directed to the Armenia Fund, on its new and secure website: https://www.armeniafund.org You may also contribute by phone at (800) 888-8897.
The Eastern Diocese will direct its fundraising efforts to Armenia Fund, with all American-Armenian organizations united in this approach. All funds collected will support civilian humanitarian aid.
(3) MEDICAL SUPPLIES: On Thursday, October 1, a flight will depart from Los Angeles to deliver medical supplies to Armenia. Those in a position to donate such medical supplies should contact Armenia Fund at (818) 243-6222, to find out how to be of help.
(4) PRAY: Keep Artsakh, Armenia, and our people in your prayers. May God continue to bless, protect, and strengthen our sacred homeland, peace-loving citizens, and courageous defenders.
Join the Prayer for Artsakh: Wednesday at 6 p.m. EDT
Please join your voice in a solemn prayer for peace at this most critical time in the national life of the Armenian people.
Our Primate Bishop Daniel Findikyan has directed parishes across the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of America to conduct a special evening service, "A Prayer for Artsakh," to ask our Lord to bring security, peace, and justice to our besieged homeland.
The prayer service will take place on Wednesday, September 30, starting at 6 p.m. EDT (5 p.m. CDT) at Soorp Haroutiun Armenian Church in Orlando or join us online by our Church Facebook.
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A Prayer for Peace in Artsakh and Armenia
O Lord our God, we appeal to your divine mercy for the protection of the Armenian nation as 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 among those who are at the helm of the state—namely Prime Minister of Armenia Pashinyan and President of Nagorno-Karabagh Harutyunyan, all the ministers and the entire government—so they can wisely lead your people during this challenging and dangerous time for our nation. 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, love for one another, understanding, and divine worship would rest upon us.
Bless the bright souls of those who have already lost their lives in 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, as children of Haik and adopted children of the Armenian Church, put on the armor of Faith in Christ, take up the sword of the Spirit, and crown our heads with the helmet of Hope and Courage, asking God to bestow on us the grace of His mercy, and help us to end this war and to stop the enemy. Amen.