On Sunday, January 5, 2014, the Armenian Church and Nation throughout the world celebrated the Eve of Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ.
His Eminence Archbishop Nathan Hovhanissian, Locum Tenens of the Armenian Church Diocese of Canada celebrated the Divine Liturgy at Holy Trinity Armenian Church, assisted by Rev. Archpriest Zareh Zargarian, the Deacons and the Church Choir led by Mr. Shahe Altounian.
As always, we were honoured to have The Rev. Canon Harold Nahabedian and The Rev. Canon Philip Hobson from Anglican Church with us attending the Christmas Eve Liturgy.
After the liturgy, the procession of clergy and faithful gathered in the church lobby, where the tradition of House Blessing took place.
Despite the record-breaking frigid air in Toronto, it was a joyful evening for all. The Parish Council served liqueurs and chocolates.
On Monday, January 6, 2014, once again the church filled with parishioners. The Divine Liturgy was celebrated by Rev. Archpriest Fr. Zareh Zargarian assisted by Rev. Fr. Datev Menengichian. Following the Divine Liturgy, His Eminence Archbishop Nathan Hovhanissian blessed the water symbolizing the Baptism of Christ. The honour of the symbolic role of “Godfather” was given to Mr. Levon Garibyan, a devoted member of the Holy Trinity Armenian Church. The blessed water was distributed to the faithful.
The Christmas Luncheon was followed in Magaros Artinian hall organized by the Women’s Guild of Holy Trinity Armenian Church.