Tiarn'ndaraj or Candlemas as it is known in the West, symbolizes the presentation pf the 40 day-old Christ Child to the Temple in Jerusalem.
In the tradition of the Church, at the conclusion of the service, the priest lights a candle from the Holy Altar, and distributes the flame to all present. With great care, the faithful take the lit candles home to their families.
The prayers will be followed by the tradition of lighting the Bonfire.
The blessing of newlywed couples, and of young families will follow the prayers.
Please join and let us celebrate the service of light which is unique in Armenian Church Tradition.