On Thursday 18 May 2023, His Eminence Archbishop Haigazoun Najarian was the celebrant and homilist as we commemorated the Feast of Holy Ascension (Hampartsoum). He was accompanied on the altar by Archpriest Father Bartev Karakashian and Parish priest Father Avetis Hambardzumyan.

The Feast of Holy Ascension marks the ascent of our Lord Jesus Christ into heaven on the 40th day following His glorious Resurrection. The timing is clearly specified in the Acts of the Apostles, where it is stated that Christ presented himself alive to the Apostles, “appearing to them during forty days and speaking of the kingdom of God” (Acts 1:3).