Holy Week Schedule

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Holy Week is the sacred commemoration of the dramatic events leading to the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, His victory over death and the redemption of humanity and the fallen world.  The Armenian Church re-enacts these episodes in the days leading up to Easter.  

This year's Holy Week schedule of services has been modified, taking into careful consideration several factors associated with the ongoing pandemic, and the size and capacity of our church sanctuary. Our first and most important priority is the safety and well being of our parishioners.

All services will be livestreamed on our parish Facebookpage: www.facebook.com/stjameswatertown.

In-person attendance, where noted above, will be by reservation only. Masks are required, and all social distancing and public health regulations apply.  Space is limited.  Reservations may be made by calling the church office or e-mailing info@sthagop.com (e-mail reservations must be confirmed by our office staff.)

On Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday, in order to accommodate more faithful, Divine Liturgy will take place in the Charles Mosesian Cultural & Youth Center’s Keljik Hall. Holy Communion will be offered, with safety precautions. The church sanctuary will be open for candle lighting and prayers on both days.

MARCH 28 - PALM SUNDAY

9:00 am | Morning Service Ժամերգութիւն
10:00 am | Divine Liturgy (Held in Keljik Hall) Սուրբ Պատարագ
*Attendance by reservation only.*

MARCH 30 - GREAT AND HOLY TUESDAY

7:00 pm | Remembrance of the Ten Maidens Vespers Service Յիշատակ Տասն Կուսանաց
*No in-person attendance.*

APRIL 1 - GREAT AND HOLY THURSDAY

6:30 pm | Washing of Feet Service (Vodunluva) Կարգ Ոտնլուայի
*No in-person attendance.*

9:00 pm | Remembrance of the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ (Khavaroom) Կարգ Խաւարման
*Attendance by reservation only.*

APRIL 2 - GREAT AND HOLY FRIDAY

7:00 pm | Remembrance of the Crucifixion and Burial of Our Lord Jesus Christ Կարգ Խաչելութեան եւ Թաղման Տեառն Մերոյ Յիսուսի Քրիստոսի
*Attendance by reservation only.*

APRIL 4 - HOLY EASTER SUNDAY

9:00 am |  Morning Service Ժամերգութիւն
10:00 am | Divine Liturgy Սուրբ Պատարագ
*Attendance by reservation only.*

FLOWERS FOR HOLY WEEK AND EASTER

Parishioners who wish to donate flowers for Palm Sunday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday are asked to please call the church office at 617-923-8860.

Ծխականներէն անոնք որոնք կը փափաքին ծաղիկներ նուիրել Աւագ Շաբթուայ եւ Զատկուայ օրերուն համար, թող բարեհաճին հեռաձայնել եկեղեցւոյ գրասենեակը 617-923-8860: 

EASTER OFFERING - YUGHAKIN

During this Lenten period as we prepare for the glory of Christ’s Resurrection, we ask our parishioners to remember St. James during this holiest of seasons. It is customary in the Armenian Church to provide Yughakin (meaning "price of oil") especially around the feasts of Christmas and Easter.

Click here to make your Easter Yughakin offering online.

Սբ. Զատիկի Իւղագին - Տօնական օրերու այս ուրախ առիթով, յիշեցէք Ձեր Եկեղեցին եւ սրտաբուխ նուէրներով կանգուն պահեցէք Ձեր հաւատքի տունը: