The Burial Service (Gark Taghman) was performed during the afternoon of Holy Friday, 29 March 2024, this being one of the more beloved services of the Armenian people. During this service a “tomb” (or representation) is draped in black and decorated with candles and flowers, which the faithful bring as an offering to the crucified Lord of Glory.
A very beautiful and haunting rendition of the hymn “Soorp Asdvadz” is sung. The Worship of the Cross is performed once again. At the end of the service, the faithful are invited to approach and venerate the tomb, and to receive a flower.
The Requiem Service (Entanour Hokehankist) directly followed the Gark Taghman.