Palm Sunday was celebrated on Sunday 24 March 2024, with the Divine Liturgy and the altar curtain reopening after being closed for the period of Lent. Der Bartev Karakashian was the celebrant and homilist on this joyful day.
The celebration marks the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem as he rode on a donkey. Crowds gathered to greet him spreading cloaks and branches before him, shouting “Hosanna in the highest” to welcome the long awaited Messiah.
Following the Divine Liturgy, the Trnpatsek ceremony (Opening of the Doors) took place, with altar boy, Sarkis Demirjian being the key holder during the opening of the door ceremony