Schedule of Christmas Services

On Saturday, January 6, the Armenian Apostolic Church will celebrate the glorious Birth and Revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ. Within Western Prelacy parishes, the celebration will begin on Christmas Eve, Friday, January 5th, with Divine Liturgy followed by the Jrakalooyts service (lighting of candles). On Saturday, January 6, Divine Liturgy will be celebrated, during which water will be blessed symbolizing the baptism of our Lord Jesus Christ in the Jordan River.

On Christmas Eve, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will celebrate Divine Liturgy, deliver the sermon, and preside over Jrakalooyts service at St. Mary’s Church in Glendale. On Christmas Day, His Eminence will celebrate Divine Liturgy, deliver the sermon, and conduct the blessing of water at Holy Martyrs Church in Encino.

On Christmas Day, H.E. Archbishop Yeprem Tabakian will celebrate Divine Liturgy and deliver the sermon at St. Mary’s Church in Glendale. Very Rev. Fr. Torkom Donoyan, Vicar General, will celebrate Christmas Eve service at the North Hollywood parish and Christmas service at St. Sarkis Church in Pasadena.

On Sunday, January 7, Memorial Day, requiem service will take place at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills “Hall of Liberty” and Forest Lawn Glendale “Church of the Recessional” beginning at 10:00 a.m. The Prelate will preside over the service at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn.

We invite our faithful to participate in these festive and spiritually uplifting Christmas celebrations.

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