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NEWS Press Releases Karekin II, Catholicos of All Armenians. pontifical Letter of Blessing and Recognition
2017-03-02
Karekin II, Catholicos of All Armenians. pontifical Letter of Blessing and Recognition
Pontifical Letter of Blessing and Recognition

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund, we convey, from the Mother See of Holy Echmiadzin, our high praise and blessings to the Fund’s honorable former and present trustees, executive directors, benefactors, legions of donors and volunteers, affiliate leaders and staffs, and the entire Armenian people, across the homeland and the diaspora.

With its far-reaching and prolific work, the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund stands out as one of the Armenian people’s greatest achievements. Ever since the restoration of our independent statehood in Armenia and Artsakh, the Fund has had an instrumental role in resolving key issues that have confronted our homeland, by mobilizing and streamlining the resources of the worldwide Armenian community. The Fund’s work has been focused on not only the resolution of urgent problems facing the daily life of our people, but also the comprehensive development, modernization, and prosperity of our homeland. It was toward a vision of these very endeavors that the late Venerable Patriarch Vazgen I had blessed the establishment of the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund with a Pontifical Encyclical.

Today, we feel profound admiration for the hundreds of wonderful projects implemented by the Fund in the past quarter century — projects that were brought to fruition through the collaboration and generous support of compatriots from throughout the globe. Year after year, we have been delighted to witness the great enthusiasm with which our people participated in the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund’s fundraising events and took pride in its projects, thus embracing the Fund’s mission as a path of hope, optimism, and fresh prospects for the future. Therefore the 25th anniversary of the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund also serves as an occasion to extol our people’s patriotic spirit, unity, and commitment to standing shoulder to shoulder in support of a strong, dynamic homeland.

Recognizing the vital importance of the Fund’s mission, we once again appeal to our people and churches worldwide to actively participate in and support the work of the Fund. As we do so, we ask merciful God to bless all those who have given generously of their time and resources for the creation and growth of the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund, and pray that our nation continues to make strides, with much vigor and confidence, toward the realization of our most cherished homeland-building goals.

May God Almighty grant peace to our homeland and the entire Armenian nation, under the auspices of his Holy Right Hand, and endow our lives with ever-newer successes.

May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with us all. Amen.

With blessings,
Karekin II
Catholicos of All Armenians

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