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Feast of the Assumption – Sunday, August 18

The Feast of the Assumption of the Holy Mother of God (Asdvadzadzin), one of the five major feasts of the Armenian Church, is celebrated on Sunday, August 18th this year (the Sunday closest to August 15th). This Feast commemorates the bodily ascent of the Virgin Mary...

Feast of the Transfiguration (Vartavar) on Sunday, July 28th


8 Things to Know about the Feast of the Transfiguration

  1. What does the word "transfiguration" mean? The word comes from the Latin roots trans- ("across") and figura ("form, shape"). It thus signifies a change of form or appearance. The Armenian word for...

117th Diocesan Assembly Events Open to the Community

Our St. James Armenian Apostolic Church of Watertown, Massachusetts looks forward to welcoming the Clergy and Delegates of the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church to the greater Boston and Watertown area from April 29 to May 5, 2019, as we host the...

Why Do We Celebrate on January 6th?

Why Do Armenians Celebrate Christmas on January 6th? It is frequently asked why Armenians do not celebrate Christmas on December 25th with the rest of the world. Obviously, the exact date of Christ's birth has not been historically established nor is it...

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