Special Service and Bonfire on the Feast of the Presentation of our Lord to the Temple

On Thursday, February 14, the Armenian Apostolic Church will observe the Feast of the Presentation of our Lord to the Temple. The Feast will be celebrated in Prelacy Churches on the evening of Wednesday, February 13 with a special service, during which parents will have the opportunity to present their children before the altar for blessing. Following the service, faithful will gather in the courtyards of their respective churches for the lighting of the traditional bonfire, around which traditional and patriotic songs are sung.

In keeping with tradition, the Prelate will preside over the service and deliver his message at St. Mary’s Church in Glendale. Homenetmen members and scouts will participate. The service begins at 6:30 p.m.

Afterward, the Prelate, clergy, Executive Council and Homenetmen members will gather at “Armenak Der Bedrossian” Hall for the traditional dinner reception hosted by the Parish Pastors and Board of Trustees.

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