On Sunday 29 October, the crowning of the celebrations of the Holy Cross was commemorated with the Feast of the Discovery of the Holy Cross.
The Apostolic Churches owe this important feast, upon which the other celebrations of the Cross throughout the year are established, to Queen Helena (Heghineh), the mother of Byzantine Emperor Constantine. In 327, the Queen, who was in her mid-seventies, set out on a long journey to Jerusalem with the primary intention of finding the actual Cross upon which Jesus Christ had been crucified. Following a series of inquiries, with the help of a local Jew named Judas in Golgotha (where Christ was crucified), the Cross was discovered, and the authenticity of the relic was tested by a miracle.
Der Avetis Hambardzumyan was the Celebrant and Homilist on this special feastday ?