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April 2020

Great and Holy Tuesday – SERVICES CLOSED TO PUBLIC

April 7 @ 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
St. James Armenian Church 465 Mt. Auburn St.
Watertown, MA 02472 United States
DUE TO PUBLIC HEALTH REGULATIONS RELATED TO MITIGATING THE EXPOSURE TO AND SPREAD OF COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS), SERVICES WILL BE CONDUCTED BUT ARE NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Information regarding virtual or streaming services, when possible, will be sent out closer to the date. 7:00pm Remembrance of the Ten Maidens Vespers Service The parable of the Wise and Foolish Maidens (Matthew 25:1-13) is the focus of Holy Tuesday. Ten maidens waited for their bridegroom.  (In the custom of that time and… Find out more »

Great and Holy Thursday

April 9
St. James Armenian Church 465 Mt. Auburn St.
Watertown, MA 02472 United States
8:30 am | Morning Service 9:30 am | Divine Liturgy - Remembrance of the Last Supper - Women's Guild Holy Communion and Breakfast The morning liturgy service on Holy Thursday marks the institution of the New Covenant: Holy Communion, which Christ established at the Last Supper. During a Passover meal, Christ broke and distributed unleavened bread and shared the wine with His apostles, identifying these as elements His Body and Blood. Through this sacrament, mankind participates in the Kingdom of… Find out more »

Great and Holy Friday

April 10
St. James Armenian Church 465 Mt. Auburn St.
Watertown, MA 02472 United States
1:00 pm | Remembrance of the Crucifixion of Our Lord Jesus Christ 7:00 pm |Remembrance of the Burial of Our Lord Jesus Christ Holy Friday is the most solemn and sad day of the Christian calendar. The "Crucifixion Service," usually held at midday, recalls the suffering, execution and death of our Lord, memorialized amid readings from the psalms. In the evening, a white tomb is placed in the chancel of the church for the "Entombment or Burial Service." The tomb… Find out more »

Great and Holy Saturday

April 11
9:00 am | Children's Holy Communion and Breakfast 6:15 pm | Reading of the Holy Scriptures (St. Sahag & St. Mesrob Armenian School Students) 7:00 pm | Easter Eve Divine Liturgy (Jurakalooytz) - Home Blessing and Reception to Follow On Holy Saturday, also known as the Easter Vigil, the mystery of salvation in the Resurrection of Christ is celebrated.  The church is dark, its lights are dim. Then the great verses from Isaiah 60 are read: "Arise, shine; for your light has… Find out more »

Holy Easter Sunday

April 12
St. James Armenian Church 465 Mt. Auburn St.
Watertown, MA 02472 United States
8:00 am Morning Service Blessing of the Four Corners of the World (Antasdan) 10:00 am Divine Liturgy Easter Sunday celebrates the joy of the Resurrection and the promise of salvation for all humanity. Armenian Christians around the world exchange the Easter greeting: Krisdos haryav ee merelotz! Orhnyal eh harootiunun Krisdosee! Christ is risen from the dead! Blessed is the resurrection of Christ! For each of us, Easter is a time of personal renewal, rebirth and enhancement of our covenant with… Find out more »
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