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.
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.
One of the wonderful things about the Christmas season is the way it re-introduces us to such interesting people. And it’s not limited to friends and family: some of the most memorable re-introductions come from the surrounding culture. Who can suppress a warm smile at their first yearly sighting of Santa, Rudolph, and the elves? Or at the Grinch, and the whole Peanuts gang?