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Armenian churches celebrate evening Candlelight Divine Liturgy at the end of which resurrection of the Savior is proclaimed

The Armenian churches serve today evening Candlelight Divine Liturgy at the end of which the Resurrection of Jesus Christ will be proclaimed.
 
According to Church tradition, the new day begins following the Evening Service. An evening Divine Liturgy is celebrated, at the end of which the good tiding of the glorious resurrection of the Savior is proclaimed: “Christ is Risen from the dead; Blessed be the Resurrection of Christ!” The period of the Great Lent is thus concluded.
 
The feast of the Glorious Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ or the Easter Feast starts on the eve and is continued after the midnight. On the eve a solemn Candlelight Divine Liturgy is celebrated and a solemn Divine Liturgy is celebrated. Following the conclusion of the Liturgy, the assembled faithful welcome each other on the occasion of the Glorious Resurrection of Christ conveying the great tiding: “Christ is Risen from the dead” and receive the answer: “Blessed is the Resurrection of Christ” and take lit candles home, symbolizing the Light that Christ brought into the world. The Divine Liturgy celebrated on the eve is the end of the Great lent and the start of the festive ceremonies.
Speaking to Tert.am Rev Yesayi Artenyan said the first and the most important thing of this holiday is belief from which the wish and readiness to participate in the liturgy stems.
“The most important condition for participation in any church celebration and in St. Resurrection Holiday in particular, is the participation in the liturgy. If we believe in the resurrection symbol, it means on any Easter Jesus Christ resurrects for us,” the priest said.
 
Rev Yesayi said that people are also getting prepared for Easter by painting eggs and cooking Easter dishes though he said it should not be more signified than the spiritual side of the holiday.
 
The priest said after today’s evening liturgy when the words “Christ is Risen from the dead! Blessed is the Resurrection of Christ”” be voiced all should go home and sit over Easter table. 

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