On Sunday, August 18, Armenian Churches across the Eastern Diocese observed the Feast of the Assumption of the Holy Mother-of-God. Each parish held the “Blessing of Grapes” service after the Divine Liturgy, and proceeded to mark the occasion in its own unique way.
At Chicago’s St. Gregory the Illuminator Church, the feast day marked the avak badarak of newly-ordained pastor Fr. Andreas Garabedian.
For Cheltenham’s Holy Trinity Church, Assumption Day concluded the parish’s Oorakh Amarr children’s educational program.
Click here to view a gallery of Assumption Day photos from our churches in Livingston, NJ; New Britain, CT; Providence, RI; Wynnewood, PA; Chicago, IL; Cheltenham, PA; and Orlando, FL.