|We convey our blessings to you and your family on one of the most meaningful observances of the year: Thanksgiving. How wonderful it is to live in a country that sets aside this day each year, to express gratitude for the bounties God has given us.|
The idea of giving thanks to God has deep roots in the Armenian Christian tradition. Our daily prayers, indeed the Divine Liturgy itself, are all profound reflections on the theme of Thanksgiving. We are thankful, above all, for the great gift God bestowed on all the world, through His son, Jesus Christ.
This Thursday, as we remember the many good things in our lives, let us also offer thanks for the greatest blessing of all, which gives meaning and depth to all the others. In the words of the Gospel of St. John: “God so loved the world that He gave it His only Son.”
May the blessings of Thanksgiving, and the coming Advent season, be with you and your loved ones always.
Archbishop Khajag Barsamian