As a testament to its unwavering faith—despite the past year’s extraordinary global suffering and tribulations—the Armenian Church celebrated the Feast of the Nativity and Theophany (Asdvadzahaydnoutiun), commemorating the birth and baptism of Jesus Christ, at New York’s St. Vartan Cathedral on January 6.
His Holiness Karekin II led the Pontifical Divine Liturgy at Yerevan’s cathedral of St. Gregory the Illuminator, marking the Feast of the Nativity and Theophany of Jesus Christ, on January 6, 2021.
On Wednesday, 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 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.
The Nativity and Baptism of Jesus Christ will be observed under strict safety regulations at New York’s St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral on Tuesday and Wednesday, January 5 and 6, 2021.