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Services of Blessing

Blessing of New Church Vestments Կանոն Եկեղեցւոյ Զգեստ Օրհնելոյ

This is an outline of the Blessing of New Church Vestments. Use it as an aid to learning the sequence of the service. DOWNLOAD FILE

Blessing of a Chalice and Paten Կանոն սկիհ եւ մաղզման օրհնելոյ

A service dedicated to consecrating the primary vessels used for the Eucharist. In Armenian and English. DOWNLOAD FILE

Blessing of Wedding Garments (Հալաւօրհնէք)

The Armenian Church, like some other eastern churches, has a ceremony of blessing the wedding garments of the bride and groom. This service was originally one of a series of ceremonies that took place well ahead of the actual Marriage Ceremony. Today, the service is rarely conducted. DOWNLOAD FILE

Prayer Before and After Meals Աղօթք սեղանոյ

Prayers of blessing and thanksgiving before and after meals, in Armenian and English, taken from the Armenian Book of Hours (Ժամագիրք). DOWNLOAD FILE

Service for a Child’s First Haircut Կանոն սափրելոյ զհերս պատանւոյն

English translation of the service from the Mashdots Ritual Book (Մաշտոց). DOWNLOAD FILE