Catholicos Aram A sent his Christmas message which particularly comprised the concept of love being a service. In his message the Catholicos particularly mentions that love is not simply a predicate of God, but the nature of the latter. God loved the man so much as to send his Son for the compensation of the sins people had as pagans. As God and his Son loved people, so people must love each other. Jesus Christ’s love is a service and this is the main concept of the Christian belief, aim and message. Christ sacrificed himself for the love he had towards people.
Love and service are interrelated and complement each other. With this message Christ served everyone, the rich, the poor, the wantons, the elderly and the children. The Son of God was born as a human being to serve as a presentation of God’s love towards people and died for people. This must be the message and the shift in life of each Christian – love turning to a service for each other, since no matter what people do towards each other, they do it towards God.
Catholicos referred to the political hardships the Armenians are facing today all over the world, particularly the Syrian Armenians who suffer from the civil war in Syria.
Catholicos Aram A. Concluded his message with blessing the Armenians and urged them to continue their efforts for the support of each other.