On Sunday, August 14, the Armenian Church will observe the Feast of the Assumption of the Holy Mother-of-God, which commemorates how St. Mary was taken up in body and soul, or “assumed,” into heaven. This was performed by Christ many years after his Ascension as a loving tribute to the mother who bore and raised him.
On this feast day, the “Blessing of Grapes” service takes place immediately after the Divine Liturgy. The service is rich in symbolism and emphasizes the important role of the Virgin Mary in the revelation of God.
Click on the following links http://www.armenianchurch-ed.net/wpblog/2015/08/a-spark-of-the-divine/
to read an essay about the Assumption on our blog, and to watch a brief video
about St. Mary in the Armenian Church.
At St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral in New York City, the Divine Liturgy will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, August 14. The “Blessing of Grapes” service will follow. A picnic featuring Armenian music and food will be held on the cathedral plaza at the conclusion of services. Click here https://gallery.mailchimp.com/727aaae8ea56658ecf4a092d5/files/Asdvadzadzin_Flyer.pdf to view a flyer for information.
to find a parish in your area and to obtain information about local Assumption Day services.