Ceremony of the Washing of the Feet

Ceremony of the Washing of the Feet

HTAC Press Office

On Thursday, April 13, 2017 the ceremony of the Washing of the Feet took place at Holy Trinity Armenian Church of Toronto.

The boys of graduating class of St. Sahag & St. Mesrop Armenian Saturday School and Acolytes of the Church took part in this ceremony. The girls from Saturday School’s graduating class as well as the children present at church were blessed as well.

Christ, displaying true humility and humbleness, washed the feet of his disciples after the last Supper (Jn 13:1-16).

Following His example, priests in the Armenian Church humble themselves and kneel down on the bema, in front of the Church altar, and wash the feet of 12 children or servants of the church, anointing their feet with blessed oil.