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Presentation of Three Year Old St. Mary to the Church

21 Nov 2023

 

One of the feasts dedicated to the Holy Virgin is the presentation of three year old Mary (Holy Mother of God) to the temple. All Christian Churches celebrate this feast on November 21.

According to the Holy Tradition of the Church, when Mary turns three the parents of the Holy Virgin, Joachim and Anna, fulfilling their promise, bring Mary to the Temple and present her to God. Mary remains in the Church till her engagement.

The establishment of the feast is related to the Cathedral, which was built by the King Justinianos in honour of St. Mary, the Holy Mother of God, in the place of the old Jewish temple, on the hill of Moria. The cathedral was consecrated on November 21, 543 AD.

After 638 AD, when the Cathedral, built by the King Justinianos, was converted into a Moslem temple, the celebration of the feast spread throughout the entire Christian world. The Feast of the Presentation of St. Mary to the Church was included in the Armenian Apostolic Church Calendar in the nineteenth century.

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21 Nov 2023
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21 Nov 2023
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