Trndez 2020

Today, February 27, 2020 we celebrate Trndez, or Tiarndaraj, the Feast of the Purification and the Presentation of our Lord to the Temple, exactly 40 days after Christmas, also called Տօն քառասնօրեայ գալստեանն ի Տաճարն.
The Old Testament commands all mothers of newborns to go to the Temple, 40 days after giving birth to a boy, and for a girl 80 days- on which occasion the child was presented.
On the Eve of the Feast, there is evening liturgy with candles and lanterns, and in the evening a bonfire is lit- all symbolizing that Christ is “the Light to the nations”.
Some pictures of today’s Liturgy: