The Burial Service (Gark Taghman) was performed late this afternoon of Holy Friday, 6 April 2023, this being one of the more beloved services of the Armenian people.
During this service a representation of the “tomb” was decorated with candles and flowers, which the faithful brought as an offering to the crucified Lord of Glory.
A very beautiful and haunting rendition of the hymn “Soorp Asdvadz” was sung. The Worship of the Cross was performed once again, whilst kneeling.
At the end of the service, the faithful were invited to approach and venerate the tomb, and to receive a flower.
The Requiem Service (Entanour Hokehankist) directly followed the Gark Taghman