Wednesday, January 6, 2016

On Armenian Christmas

 The First Christmas from an Ancient Armenian Illuminated Manuscript

"The Armenian Church celebrates the holy birth (Sourp Dznount) of Jesus Christ on January 6. In Armenian tradition, this feast day commemorates not only the birth of Christ, but also His baptism by John the Baptist. The latter is remembered through the 'Blessing of Water"' ceremony, which follows the Divine Liturgy on January 6."


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