Services overview

  • The Divine Liturgy of the Armenian Church
    The principal liturgical service of the Armenian Church is the Divine Liturgy (in Armenian, Badarak). The Badarak is the most important expression of the Church’s faith and identity. On the last night of his earthly life, Jesus Christ gathered his followers together for one final meal with them, a traditional ritual meal that included prayers,...
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  • The Tradition of Home Blessing
    The home is blessed for the purpose of dedication or rededication, a reminder that the home reflects the Kingdom of God. Traditional times of the year for Armenian homes to be blessed are Eastertide (the 50 days following Easter), Christmastide (until February 14, the Feast of the Presentation),  and after having moved into a new...
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  • Request Repose of Souls Service (Hokehankist)
    It is a venerable tradition in the Armenian Church for families to request special requiem prayers on the 40th day and on subsequent anniversaries of the death of their loved ones. If the requiem services takes place on a Sunday, following the Divine Liturgy, the priest mentions the names of the deceased during the prayers...
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  • Armenian Prayers for Daily Use
    The Armenian Church has a rich tradition of prayer. For centuries, Armenian faithful have been raising their voices to God in search of guidance, consolation, and praise. Below are some of the most common prayers recited in daily life. Տէրունական Աղօթք Հա՛յր մեր, որ երկնքում ես. Սո՛ւրբ թող լինի քո անունը. Քո թագաւորությո՛ւնը թող գա....
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