The Divine Liturgy of the Armenian Apostolic Church known as Soorp Badarak in Armenian (translation ‘Holy Sacrifice’) is the principal worship service of the Armenian Apostolic Church and the most important expression of the Church’s faith and identity.

It is the commemoration of Jesus’ last supper with his disciples when he broke bread and blessed the wine saying This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.” [Matthew 26:27]

Divine Liturgy is held every Sunday morning (except during Lenten weeks) at the following times:

Service General Sundays Major Feast Days
Morning Service (Jamerkootyoun) 9.30 am 9.00 am
Divine Liturgy (Soorp Badarak) 10.30 am 10.00 am
Requiem Service (Hokehunkist) 12.15 pm

Major Feast Days

The Armenian Apostolic Church celebrates five major feasts days in the liturgical calendar as follows:

  • Holy Nativity [Christmas] and Theophany of Our Lord Jesus Christ
  • Feast of the Glorious Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ [Easter]
  • Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Christ [Vartavar]
  • Assumption of the Holy Mother of God [Soorp Asdvadzadzin]
  • Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross [Khachverats]

Learn about the Major Feasts Days