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Feast of the Assumption of Mary (Asdvadzadzin)
The Feast of the Assumption of the Holy Mother of God (Asdvadzadzin), one of the five major feasts of the Armenian Church, falls on Sunday, August 18th this year. This Feast commemorates the bodily ascent of the Virgin Mary (her assumption) into heaven by her son Jesus Christ after her death. Divine Liturgy will begin at 10:00am, followed by the Blessing of Grapes Service.
In accordance with the canons of the Armenian Church, Requiem Services may not be performed on the five major feast days of the Armenian Church. Requests for Requiem Services may be made for the following Sunday, August 25th.
The Blessing of Grapes Service will take place on Sunday, August 18th, following Divine Liturgy. As always, grapes will be needed for the service, and donations for this purpose are gratefully accepted. Those who wish to make a donation are asked to contact the church office. Why do we bless grapes? Read more about this feast day on our website.