Armenian Church history was made in 2015 when the martyrs of the Armenian Genocide were ceremonially recognized as saints. The splendid service at Holy Etchmiadzin marked the first time in centuries that saints were designated in the Armenian Church. With their canonization, the Genocide martyrs […]
Great Lent is the 40-day period of physical and spiritual preparation that leads to Easter. Although it is a period of fasting, does the Armenian Church teach us to “give something up?” Watch this video, and learn what Armenian Church fathers teach us about making room […]
How is this annual service of the Armenian Church relevant to our daily lives? Experience the mystery and meaning of the service of the “Opening of the Doors” (Turenpatsek), which is performed at Armenian churches across the world on Palm Sunday.
Despite modern innovations and technology, candles are deeply integrated into the customs and worship of the Armenian Church. This video shines a light on the meaning of candles in prayer and liturgical rituals.
Home and family life reside at the very core of Armenian life, and the Armenian Church gives us a beautiful tradition with which to honor it. What is the significance, and what can we expect to see, hear, and taste at a “Home Blessing” service?
On January 6, the Armenian Church celebrates the Feast of the Theophany, which includes a service of “Water Blessing.” Watch this video, which explains how this service broadens the significance of such a common element, connecting it to our common baptism and everyday life.