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Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord (Vartavar)
Sunday, July 8th, is the Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord. Referred to in Armenian as Aylagerbootyoon or Baydzaragerbootyoon, it is one of the five major feasts of the Armenian Church. The feast marks Christ’s appearance with a resplendent countenance to three of His disciples, Peter, John, and James, on the holy mountain of Galilee, also known as Mount Tabor. In Armenia, it is also known as Vartavar (the Festival of Roses) after the old pagan feast, which it replaced.
Download the Transfiguration iBook prepared by the Eastern Diocese.