An Easter Message by Rev. Jeremy Tovmassian, Pastor of the Armenian Evangelical Church of Chicago and moderator of the Armenian Evangelical Union of North America.

He has risen!

He is not here. See the place where they laid Him […] Trembling and bewildered, the women went out and fled from the tomb. They said nothing to anyone, because they were so afraid. — Mark 16:6-8

Jesus has risen!
This announcement to the women at the Christ’s tomb was meant to elicit praise and joyful proclamation. Instead, the announcement issues fear and trembling. Not a word is spoken. The women flee the tomb and the story Mark has been telling ends with a deafening silence.

EASTER BLESSINGS

Easter 2020

Dear Friends of the AMAA,

Do not be afraid! I know that you are seeking Jesus the crucified. He is not here, for he has been raised just as he said. Matthew 28:2-6

The Resurrection of Christ is not simply an event that happened many, many years ago. It continues to take place each and every year as we thank God for His eternal message that He loves us and never leaves us. God’s love gives us hope and courage to do good things both at Easter and throughout the year. We are called to believe in the Good News, which is at the foundation of our faith and should be shared with our families, as well as our brothers and sisters around the world, especially during these most unsettling times. Think about the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic adding further stress to our people already suffering due to personal hardship or already fragile systemic impacts.

In light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) global outbreak, the AMAA has canceled its April 18, 2020 Child and Orphan Care Luncheon, Fashion Show and Silent Auction. Each supporter will be contacted to decide how best to allocate or return the funds we have received.

Please know that everyone’s contribution is critical to continue the programs and assistance for the needy children and families, which this fundraiser supports. All donors and sponsors will be acknowledged on the AMAA website, newsletter and other social media platforms.

Thank you for your continued support! We look forward to seeing you in 2021.

Please consider making a donation.

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
2 Timothy 1:7

Dear AMAA members, friends and supporters,
At the time ‘The Constant’ was penned for the latest issue of the AMAA News, see below, a variety of news headlines were at the focus of attention at kitchen tables across America.

Today, literally, the Coronavirus, a source of national and international anxiety and uncertainty, solely reigns at the top of all global concern.

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19), a pandemic causing major illness, fatality, closings of schools, work and events, creates fear and panic around the world, we pray for your safety, the safety of our missions, mission partners, institutions all over the globe, and safety of the thousands who are impacted by the AMAA every day. A song in Psalm 131 reminds us to be calm and quiet our soul for God is in control even in difficult situations.

Years will pass by and today’s Avedisian School students will grow, yet many of them who were in the School’s Auditorium on February 21, 2020 will say, “I have seen and heard the greatest Armenian composer of our time, Tigran Mansurian.” Or, “I personally asked the Maestro a question, and he answered me.” Or, “I held my breath listening to the Maestro,” “I’ll never forget …” and they will recount many other… Read More

Considering CDC Guidelines for COVID-19, AMAA is taking the necessary precautions to prioritize the health of staff and visitors.  Limited office hours until further notice. Please feel free to call 201 • 265 • 2607 or email info@amaa.org for assistance. Thank you and stay safe!