Today, Saturday the 23rd of April, Bishop Bill will be visiting Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston for an ecumenical prayer service surrounding the Armenian genocide. He was invited by Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley, who will preside over the service.
This ecumenical prayer, which in some ways picks up the themes of the Martyrs’ prayer service two years ago, will be offered for the Armenian community on the 101st commemoration of their genocide, mindful of the suffering of Christians all over the world still persecuted for their witness, and of the need for us to give witness alongside them to God’s love and justice. As we stand in solidarity together in the Gospel, it will be a service of resurrection.
The Armenian leadership of the Eastern United States will be joining Cardinal O’Malley; their Eminences Archbishops Oshagan Choloyan and Khajag Barsamian, as well as Monsignor Andon Atamian and Rev. Avedis Boynerian, representing respectively Armenian Orthodox, Catholics, and Protestants.
The service will begin at four at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston and last about an hour, followed by a standing reception with refreshments. Please keep those at the service and our own Bishop Bill in prayer as he joins them to stand in Christian solidarity with those who have been persecuted.
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