Feast Presentation Virgin Mary to Temple

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Tomorrow, December 4 2018, we celebrate the Presentation of Virgin Mary to the Temple. Early Christian tradition recounts that the Saints Joachim and Anna were pious and faithful, and served God in every way. Fifty years in their marriage, they had not been blessed with a child. They longed for Continue Reading →

Feast of the Assumption of Virgin MAry

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Virgin Mary has a distinctive role in Christianity, chosen by God for her purity and faith to be the mother of our Lord Jesus Christ. In the Holy Gospel of St. John chapter 19, we read that our Lord apparently charges St. John to care for Virgin Mary.  In the Continue Reading →

Feast of Tiarn’ndaraj

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Yesterday we started the celebration of the Feast of Tiarn’ndaraj (or Trndez) with evening prayer and a large bonfire in the yard behind the Seminary. The feast marks the presentation of Christ in the Temple, 40 days after His birth and the feast of purification. According to Old Testament law, Continue Reading →

Feast of the Dormition and Assumption of Virgin Mary, the Holy Theotokos

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This weekend we celebrated the Assumption of Virgin Mary in the Church of the Tomb of St. Mary at the foot of the Mount of Olives. Early in the morning clergy and faithful started the pilgrimage walking from the Armenian Convent to the Church. There Divine Liturgy was celebrated. Pictures: Continue Reading →