Today is Holy Saturday. Jesus was crucified yesterday. He will rise tomorrow. But what is happening today?
Today is Holy Friday: the most solemn day of the Armenian Church calendar, recalling the suffering, execution, and death of our Lord. These events are memorialized with readings from the psalms and gospels. Here are the Gospel accounts of Jesus’ last moments on the Cross:
At the directive of Diocesan Primate Bishop Daniel, all churches of the Eastern Diocese will take up a special collection on Easter Sunday, to aid Armenians who are suffering in Ukraine.
This week’s observance of Holy Week will go forward in the Eastern Diocese under observance of local safety regulations, with provision for in-person worship as well as the online broadcast of services.