Following the declaration of His Holiness Catholicos Aram I, we call upon our community in North America at large, be them national, political, diplomatic, humanitarian, educational, social, economic, sports, and cultural organizations, societies, groups, benefactors, and individuals, to offer their utmost support to Artsakh and the 120,000 Armenians who are in need there (elders, sick, youth, disabled, teenagers, and children).
Especially in these critical days, coincidental with the holidays, when Artsakh is confronted once again with a life-or-death situation; when the Lachin corridor, the “road of life” that connects the Armenians of Artsakh to Armenia remains closed, it is our duty to create an environment favorable to our beloved Artsakh and its people in the entire territory of North America, bringing to the attention of peoples and governments all necessary and useful alternatives to strengthen our homeland and to save the Armenians of Artsakh from this critical situation. The main goal must be the prompt reopening of the Lachin corridor as sole road of humanitarian aid.
May our fraternal, united, and powerful all-Armenian effort be our present to the most stricken segment of the Armenian people on New Year and Armenian Christmas in order to allow Artsakh and its Armenian population to overcome the treacherous dead end created by Azerbaijan.
Archbishop Anoushavan Tanielian, Prelate, Eastern U.S. Prelacy
Archbishop Papken Tcharian, Prelate, Canadian Prelacy
Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Prelate, Western U.S. Prelacy