The Divine Liturgy was held behind closed doors as the Feast of the Assumption of the Holy Mother of God was celebrated on Sunday 15 August 2021.
Asdvadzadzin commemorates how St. Mary at her death was taken up in body and soul, or “assumed,” into heaven. This act of tenderness was performed by Christ many years after his Ascension, as a loving tribute to the mother who bore and raised him.
His Eminence Archbishop Haigazoun Najarian celebrated the Holy Mass to empty pews, a stark reminder that the world is still in the middle of a pandemic. In his sermon, His Eminence made a heartfelt plea for us all to come together and pray and to help those most vulnerable and in need during these unprecedented times.