04 Jan Feast of the Nativity and Theophany of Our Lord
Feast of the Nativity and Theophany of Our Lord
Christ was Born and Revealed
Blessed is the Revelation of Christ
On Sunday, January 6, the Armenian Church will celebrate the Feast of the Nativity and Theophany of Our Lord Jesus Christ. In Armenian tradition, this feast day commemorates not only the birth of Christ, but also His baptism by John the Baptist. The latter is remembered through the “Blessing of Water” ceremony, which follows the Divine Liturgy on January 6.
On Saturday, January 5, the eve of the Feast of the Nativity and Theophany of Our Lord, the Armenian Church will celebrate the Jrakalouyts (lamp-lighting) service.
On January 6, Archbishop Khajag Hagopian, Prelate, will celebrate the Divine Liturgy at Sourp Hagop Armenian Apostolic Church, Montreal, which will be preceded by a morning service, beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Following the Divine Liturgy, His Eminence will receive parishioners at the Prelacy.
For information on services in your area, contact your local parish to ascertain the date and time of its Armenian Christmas celebration. Please click here to read the Archbishop Hagopian’s Christmas message.