Ecumenical concert in Rome given by the Diaconal Choir of the Armenian Apostolic Church of Etchmiadzin

13 Dec 2019

A concert of Armenian sacred music given by the Diaconal Choir of the Holy See of Etchmiadzin was held on 12 December in the Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere under the blessing of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, and the patronage of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.

In his greeting at the beginning of the concert, Cardinal Kurt Koch highlighted the importance of cultural ecumenism in the path towards full communion: “Understanding the culture of other Christians is essential in order to better comprehend the way in which they perceive the Gospel message and to understand that, beyond legitimate cultural differences, we share substantially in the same Christian faith expressed diversely according to the individual attributes of every people and every tradition”.