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.)
The Eastern Diocese’s Facebook page is sharing live and recorded broadcasts of church services for Palm Sunday, April 5.
Ordinarily, Holy Week signals the end of the Lenten period of separation, and a return to the full life of the church. The coming Holy Week will be unlike any other, with faithful Armenians physically isolated, but joining spiritually with the aid of various media.
A Vartanantz Day service and dinner program, commemorating Armenian military leader and martyr St. Vartan Mamigonian, was held at St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral on February 20.
The Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of America celebrated a special pre-festal service of prayer and light at New York’s St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral