NEW YORK — The Nativity and Baptism of Jesus Christ will be observed at New York’s St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral on Sunday and Monday, January 5 and 6, 2020. A special liturgical schedule will be in effect for these “Armenian Christmas” services; please make a note of the times.
This year Diocesan Primate Bishop Daniel Findikyan will celebrate the January 6 Christmas badarak in the cathedral, for the first time since his elevation to the episcopal rank last spring
On Armenian Christmas Eve — Sunday, January 5 — there will be an Evening Service at 5 p.m. The Divine Liturgy will immediately follow, beginning at 6:30 p.m., celebrated by the Reverend Fr. Davit Karamyan, Vicar of St. Vartan Cathedral.
A reception will take place following the services in Guild Hall of the Diocesan Center.
(Because of the 5 p.m. badarak on January 5, there will be no Sunday morning badarak at the cathedral on that day. Only the Morning Service will take place, beginning at 10 a.m.)
On Armenian Christmas Findikyan, 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.