Armenia's Apostolic Church marks candle lighting today

TERT.AM
17:10 - 05.01.13

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.


From: Baghdasarian