Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Blessing of the Grapes

31 Jan 2016

On Sunday 31 January, the Blessing of the Grapes (Khaghoghorhnek) ceremony will take place following the Divine Liturgy.
The custom of blessing grapes can be traced back to Old Testament times. Grapes had a place of honour and were regarded as belonging in a special way to God since they were the first produce to harvest. Special services of thanksgiving were conducted by priests in the temple, a tradition that prevailed to the time of Christ. With the birth of Jesus, these dedications took on a new meaning. Jesus Christ was the first born – or first fruit – of Mary and, as such, was offered to God in the temple. (Luke 2:25-30)

Details

Date:
31 Jan 2016
Event Category:

Details

Date:
31 Jan 2016
Event Category: