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Armenian Christmas – and – the Water Blessing

Today is Armenian Christmas!





Krisdos dzunav yev haydnetsav (Christ is born and revealed among us)

Orhnial eh haydnootiunun Krisdosee (Blessed is the revelation of Christ)


The Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church has introduced a video series called “Bread & Salt: Stories from the Armenian Church.”
Der Paren performing the Water Blessing at St. David Armenian Church (Photo credit: Anna-Lusi Simonyan)

In this very timely first episode, Kathryn Ashbahian explains the symbolism of the “Water Blessing” – a service performed in the Armenian Church on January 6, the Feast of the Nativity and Theophany of Our Lord.


Please click here to view and enjoy this well-done, informative video.




P.S.: My husband Doug, who happens to be my favorite writer/author, shares his Christmas story here.

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