This past weekend gave us the seventh and last Sunday of the season known as Eastertide—called Hisnag in Armenian to designate the period of 50 days between Easter and Pentecost.
The Eastern Diocese’s Facebook page is sharing live and recorded broadcasts of church services this Sunday, May 24.
In a directive to the clergy of the Eastern Diocese dated May 21, 2020—the Feast of the Holy Ascension—Diocesan Primate Bishop Daniel Findikyan laid out new policies and guidelines for a cautious, phased re-opening of church functions,
In the Armenian Church, memorial days of one kind or another are quite common: we observe merelots after the major feast days; we remember our departed loved ones on the karasoonk of their passing, and thereafter through annual hokehankisd services.
Today, May 21, the Armenian Church celebrates the Feast of the Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ. The day marks the ascent of our Lord into heaven, on the 40th day after his resurrection.