On Wednesday, January 5 and Thursday, January 6, parishioners of Saint Gregory Armenian Apostolic Church joined Armenian Apostolic Christians around the globe in celebrating the Holy Nativity & Theophany of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Although, due to the sudden uptick in cases of the "omicron" variant of Covid-19, it was a more subdued celebration this year, nonetheless it was still joyous and solemn for all who participated.
On Wednesday evening, January 5, the Mid-Day and Vespers service were offered, followed by the service of Jrakalooyts readings from the Old Testament and Vigil Divine Liturgy.
On Thursday morning, January 6, about 30 parishioners joined altar servers and choir members for the solemn Divine Liturgy, followed by Blessing of Water Chrorhnek service. This year's Godfather of the Cross was Mr. Nishan Baljian, son of Rev. Fr. Stephan & Yeretsgin Alice Baljian.
Although the community Avak Luncheon that had been planned had to be cancelled, we look forward to being back next year to celebrate together the birth and revelation of our Lord.