The Christian churches have often undergone public-political upheavals, revolts and revolutions. The Armenian Church is no exception. Church-society, church-state relations have sometimes been in solidarity, sometimes in cooperation, sometimes openly rejected. In the 20th century, the Bolshevik society, for example, burnt churches and shot priests. A few decades later, the same society, with the change of the social-political system, revealed that it is not only a follower of the church, but also the church is a key part of its identity and national wealth.
What is the status of church-society relationship in the 21st century? What does the Armenian society expect from the Armenian Church today?
Very Rev. Fr. Shahe Ananyan from the Mother See and expert in Oriental studies Varuzhan Geghamyan discuss the topic.
The conversation is hosted by Anna Sargsyan.
Serie: Third Millennium
Members: Author and host Anna Sargsyan
,Cameraman Artashes Matevosyan
,Cameraman Mesrop Avetisyan
,Director Ara Shirinyan