Clergy from across the Eastern Diocese gathered today at New York’s St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral to receive the Holy Muron—the holy oil employed in all the church’s sacramental anointing services. Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Diocesan Primate, celebrated the Divine Liturgy and distributed vessels containing the holy oil to the clergy.
The Holy Muron was prepared at Holy Etchmiadzin and blessed by His Holiness Karekin II, the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, in September. His Holiness proclaimed this year’s Muron the “Muron of Victory” in commemoration of the centennial year of the Armenian Genocide.
On Sunday, November 15, all parishes across the Diocese will conduct a special “Blessing of Water” service with the new Holy Muron. For more information on the November 15 event, contact your local parish. http://www.armenianchurch-ed.net/contact/parish-directory/
Click here to view video highlights of today’s service.