NEW YORK — The Nativity and Baptism of Jesus Christ will be observed at New York’s St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral on Monday and Tuesday, January 5 and 6, 2015. A special liturgical schedule will be in effect for these “Armenian Christmas” services.
On ARMENIAN CHRISTMAS EVE—Monday, January 5—there will be an Evening Service with Scripture Readings (by students from the Diocese’s Khrimian Lyceum and the St. Vartan Armenian School) at 6:30 p.m. The Divine Liturgy will immediately follow, beginning at 7 p.m., celebrated by the Very Reverend Mamigon Kiledjian, the dean of St. Vartan Cathedral.
The St. Vartan Cathedral Choir will sing the Divine Liturgy, under the direction of Khoren Mekanejian. A reception will take place following the services.
On Armenian Christmas Morning — Tuesday, January 6 —Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Primate of the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern), will celebrate the Divine Liturgy. The Morning Service begins at 9:30 a.m., and the Divine Liturgy follows at 10:30 a.m.
The sacred music will be sung by the St. Vartan Cathedral Choir, under the direction of Mekanejian.