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Armenia=?UTF-8?B?4oCZ?=s Apostolic Church marks candle lighting today

Armenia’s Apostolic Church marks candle lighting today. All the churches will serve a holy liturgy.
 
Rev. Tovmas Andreasyan told Tert.am that the church holiday starts at 5.00 p.m after the holy liturgy of candle lighting. “In Armenia Christmas is being marked in the evening of January 5 with celebrations continuing on January 6,” he said.The priest said this evening people are taking lit candles to their homes. This light symbolizes God’s light and church’s blessing.
 
“Light of candles symbolizes the light of Bethlehem star that guided the wizards to the newly born Jesus,” the priest said.He said the Christmas celebrations are being marked on January 13, Jesus Naming Day.
 
“On January 13 people bring the 8-day old Christ to temple naming him Jesus, which means the Savior,” the priest said, stressing that for clergyman and Christians in general, Christmas holidays are more important than the New Year.
 
Rev. Andreasyan said on January 6 at 11.00 am holy liturgy will be conducted and the following day is Remembrance Day.Armenia’s Apostolic Church marks candle lighting today. All the churches will serve a holy liturgy.

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