CHALLENGE TO RENEWAL: Essays for a New Era in the Armenian Church
By Karekin I
The election of His Holiness Karekin I as the 131st Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, in April 1995, was the culmination of a remarkable career as a church hierarch, scholar, and leader in the ecumenical arena.
But the tread weaving together these varied and prestigious ministries remains His Holiness' vocation as a teach. The twelve essays contained in this volume - which span his ministry from his days as a promising young priest, through his leadership of the See of Cilica, up to the opening weeks of his pontificate as the leader of the worldwide Armenian Church - testify to Catholicos Karekin's lifelong enthusiasm for inquiry and instruction.
Assembled in commemoration of His Holiness' Pontifical Visit to the US and Canada in January of 1996, Challenge to Renewal is an invitation to encounter the mind of Catholicos Karekin I - a mind that is lively, engaging, perceptive, and singularly qualified to lead the Armenian Church into a new era.
St. Vartan Press (1996)