On Monday, January 6, the Armenian Church will observe the Feast of the Nativity and Theophany of Our Lord Jesus Christ. At St. Vartan Cathedral in New York, Diocesan Primate Bishop Daniel will celebrate the Divine Liturgy and perform the “Blessing of Water” ceremony.
The Nativity and Baptism of Jesus Christ will be observed at New York’s St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral on Sunday and Monday, January 5 and 6, 2020. A special liturgical schedule will be in effect for these “Armenian Christmas” services.
The Armenian Church celebrates the holy birth (Sourp Dznount) of Jesus Christ on January 6. In Armenian tradition, this feast day commemorates not only the birth of Christ, but also His baptism by John the Baptist.
Throughout history, Armenian Christians have considered the home to be a sacred place: the tranquil sanctuary of the family, where habits of virtue, pious traditions, and life-affirming customs are passed from one generation to another.
His Holiness Karekin II, the Catholicos of All Armenians, addressed Armenian faithful throughout the world on the eve of 2020.