Saints and Feasts of the Armenian Church
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Saints and Feasts of the Armenian Church

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Published by St Vartan Pr .
Written in English


  • Eastern Christian Churches,
  • Armenian Church,
  • Biography,
  • Christian saints,
  • Customs and practices,
  • Fasts and feasts,
  • Oriental Orthodox churches

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Open LibraryOL11499887M
ISBN 100934728186
ISBN 109780934728188

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Saints and Feasts (According to the Liturgical Calendar of the Armenian Apostolic Church) The Liturgical Calendar of the Armenian Church is divided into three categories: I. Dominical Feasts II. Days of Fasting/Abstinence III. Feasts of the Saints I. Dominical Feasts Dominical feasts are divided into three groups: A. Feasts of Christ B. Feasts of [ ]. THE SUNRISE SERVICE (AREVAKAL) Although there are references to a Sunrise Service in the Armenian Church as early as the 7 th century, the service as we know it today is the work of the 12 th century Catholicos, St. Nerses Shnorhali (The Graceful) whose music and prayers have greatly enriched the Armenian Church.. During Lent the Sunrise Service, which traditionally . For information on feasts and saints, see Saints and Feasts of the Armenian Church by Patriarch Torkom Koushagian (in Armenian and an abridged version in English); Feasts of the Armenian Church and National Traditions by Garo Bedrosian (in Armenian and English). These books are available at the bookstore. The number of women saints in the history of Armenian Christianity is not a large number. In his book “Sourpk ev Donk” (Saints and Feasts), Archbishop Torkom Koushagian lists names of saints, both singly and in groups, and only six of them are women, including the collective names of the Hripsimian and Kayanian saints.

In the Armenian Apostolic Church on the days of the feasts dedicated to the memory of St. Hripsime and her companions a Divine Liturgy is celebrated in all Armenian Churches. On the eve of the feast ceremonies are held, which start after the evening service, and Church hymns and songs, dedicated to the nuns, are sang. The Western Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church of America, which was established in , serves under the jurisdiction of the Catholicosate of the Holy See of Cilicia. It is headquartered in La Crescenta, California. February, in the Armenian liturgical calendar, is full of celebrations of what we think of as national heroes or national saints. Culminating this week with the celebration of Vartanantz, recalling the Battle of Avarayr in A.D., February commemorates some . The Lutheran Calendar of Saints is a listing which specifies the primary annual festivals and events that are celebrated liturgically by some Lutheran Churches in the United calendars of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod (LCMS) are from the Lutheran Book of Worship and the .

The Armenian Church commemorates events and individuals significant in our spiritual lives with days dedicated to Feasts. The purpose of these celebrations is to awaken our spirituality by remembering and reflecting on the significance of the events and rededicating ourselves toward spiritual strengthening. Feasts Of The Armenian Apostolic Church Commemoration of the Apostle St. James and Evangelist St. John St. James was the son of the fisherman Zebedee, the senior brother of the Evangelist St. John. He was one of the closest and most reliable disciples of Jesus and the witness of the important events related to Jesus. The veneration of saints in the Episcopal Church is a continuation of an ancient tradition from the early Church which honors important and influential people of the Christian faith. The usage of the term "saint" is similar to Roman Catholic and Orthodox traditions. Episcopalians believe in the communion of saints in prayer and as such the Episcopal liturgical calendar accommodates .   Saints and Feasts details many holy figures and special feast days of the Armenian Orthodox Church. Compiled by Patriarch Torkom Koushagian, it offers a simple resource of biographies of Armenian saints and descriptions of holy days in English. ———. Saints & Feasts of the Armenian Church. 2nd ed. New York.