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This week's featured article:

Family and Sanctity

What do we understand by the phrase “the Sanctity of the Family?” Surprisingly, the two words, family and sanctity, are interrelated, especially the first to the second. It seems the first without the second is a non-vibrant entity, or an entity unknowing of its identity. Such a characterization is valid, since the word sanctity, or holiness, in either a religious context or a popular context, cannot differ from the meaning of the words “clean,” “pure,” “spotless,” “sinless,” “humble,” and “righteous.” Each of these words, separately, exerts a force that parallels that of the word “sanctity.”

The structure of a family, in addition to having a sociological character, also has a religious complexion, because it has a telling influence on the birth and upbringing of an individual. . .

by V. Rev. Fr. Krikor Chiftjian

This week's featured book:

Treasures from the Ark: 1700 Years of Armenian Christian Art

"In 301 C.E., the Armenian people became the first to adopt Christianity as their official religion...celebrates 1700 years of Armenian Christian art. . ."

by Vrej Nersessian, British Library

This week's inspirational quote:
"For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and is himself destroyed or lost?"                                                                       Luke 9:25

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