İçeriğe geçmek için "Enter"a basın

Holy Week at St. Vartan Cathedral Will be Observed March 24 Through March 31, Easter Sunday

Holy Week is the sacred commemoration of the dramatic events leading to the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, His victory over death, and the redemption of humanity and the fallen world. The Armenian Church re-enacts these episodes in the days leading up to Easter. What follows is a brief schedule of Holy Week events at New York’s St. Vartan Cathedral:

 ***

PRESS OFFICE
Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern)
630 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10016
Contact: Chris Zakian
Tel: (212) 686-0710; Fax: (212) 779-3558
E-mail: chrisz@armeniandiocese.org
Website: www.armenianchurch-ed.net
March 13, 2013
___________________
Holy Week at St. Vartan Cathedral Will be Observed March 24 Through March 31, Easter Sunday
St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral will observe Holy Week, March 24 through March 30, with a series of special services, culminating in the Easter Sunday celebration on March 31, 2013.
Holy Week is the sacred commemoration of the dramatic events leading to the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, His victory over death, and the redemption of humanity and the fallen world. The Armenian Church re-enacts these episodes in the days leading up to Easter. What follows is a brief schedule of Holy Week events at New York’s St. Vartan Cathedral:
PALM SUNDAY—the commemoration of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem—falls on March 24. Fr. Mamigon Kiledjian (dean of St. Vartan Cathedral) will be the celebrant for the services, which will begin with a Morning Service at 9:30 a.m., and will continue with the Divine Liturgy at 10:30 a.m. The Turun-patzek or “Door-Opening” Service will be held after the Divine Liturgy.
March 28 is GREAT AND HOLY THURSDAY, and the day’s services memori¬alize the Last Supper, Jesus’ vigil in the Garden of Gethsemane, His arrest and trial. Two separate services will be celebrated on this day. In the morning, the Divine Liturgy will begin at 11:00 a.m. This will be followed by a luncheon.
In the evening, the “Washing of the Feet” ceremony will start at 7:00 p.m., with the Khavaroom or Vigil Service following at 8:30 p.m. Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Primate of the Diocese, will officiate. During the Washing of Feet ceremony, twelve individuals will serve as surrogates for the apostles.
The crucifixion and death of Christ will be observed on March 29—GREAT AND HOLY FRIDAY—and again two services will occur. The Order of the Cruci¬fixion of Christ will begin at 12:00 noon. This will be a short service enabling working people in Manhattan to attend, and it will be followed by a luncheon in the Diocesan Complex’s Yerevan Room.
That same evening, at 7:30 p.m., the Order of the Entombment of the Lord, or Taghoom Service, will take place.
On GREAT AND HOLY SATURDAY, March 30, the Divine Liturgy will be preceded by a scripture-reading ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Easter Eve Liturgy will begin at 6:30 p.m., celebrated by Fr. Mamigon Kiledjian. The St. Vartan Cathedral Adult and Youth Choir, under the direction of Maestro Khoren Mekanejian, will sing the liturgy. Students of the Diocesan Khrimian Lyceum will provide the Scripture readings. A reception will follow the services.
The drama of Holy Week will culminate on EASTER SUNDAY, March 31. Easter is the central holy day of the Christian calendar, and commemorates the discovery of Christ’s empty tomb and the news of His glorious Resur¬rection. Matins will begin at 9:30 a.m. The Divine Liturgy will begin at 10:30 a.m. Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Primate of the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America, will celebrate the liturgy and deliver the homily. The St. Vartan Cathedral Choir will sing the Divine Liturgy under the direction of Maestro Khoren Mekanejian. Florence Avakian will accompany on the organ.
Immediately following the service, the Release of Doves ceremony will go forth on the cathedral plaza. This year, Ambassador Edward P. Djerejian will serve as the godfather of the doves ceremony.
Some traditional children’s Easter activities will also take place.
An Easter Sunday reception and program will follow the services, in Haik and Alice Kavookjian Auditorium. The reception will include a home-blessing service, and the recognition of the various names associated with the holiday. The reception is free and open to the public.
For information on these observances, call the Diocese of the Armenian Church at (212) 686-0710, or visit its website, www.armenianchurch-ed.net. St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral is located at 630 Second Avenue (corner of 34th Street) in New York City.
###
PublicRelations [publicrelations@armeniandiocese.org]

Yorumlar kapatıldı.

%d blogcu bunu beğendi: