While St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral is closed to the public due to the pandemic crisis, the cathedral will mark Holy Week with a series of online services, culminating in the Easter Sunday liturgy on April 12, 2020. (Read more for details.)
Today the Armenian Church marks Holy Tuesday with an observance called the “Remembrance of the Ten Virgins.”
Even though daily activity has ground to a halt, the sacred feasts of the Armenian Church liturgical calendar march onward. This year we cannot celebrate them together; but we can prepare for them privately, and perhaps reflect more deeply about their personal meaning for us.
Clergy, ministry workers, seminarians, and faithful Armenian Christians across the Eastern Diocese have been finding creative ways to connect with each other and join together in prayer, worship, and spiritual reflection.
At the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, the Catholicos of All Armenians, marked the Feast of St. Gregory the Illuminator’s Commitment to the Pit on March 28.