A special celebration will take place in the Eastern Diocese this weekend, as Dn. Michael Sabounjian is ordained as a priest of the Armenian Church, by the hand of Bishop Daniel.
The ordination of a new priest of the Armenian Church was a memorable “first” for the Diocesan parish in Springfield, MA.
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.
A special celebration will take place in the Eastern Diocese this weekend, as Dn. Timothy Aznavourian is ordained as a priest of the Armenian Church, by the hand of Bishop Daniel. The Service of Calling (Friday evening, May 28) and the Ordination Service (Saturday morning, May 29) will be broadcast live on the Facebook page of St. Mark Church (Springfield, MA).
Each year on May 28, Armenians around the world honor the anniversary of the Battle of Sardarabad and the establishment of the First Armenian Republic (1918-1920). This week marks 103 years since those fateful events.