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Great and Holy Saturday
9:00 am | Children’s Holy Communion and Breakfast
6:15 pm | Reading of the Holy Scriptures (St. James Erebuni 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 come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you”-at which point the lights are suddenly turned on. The dramatic, joyful candle-lighting ceremony is called jrakalouytz.