E. Prelacy: Passion Narratives Focus of the Prelacy Lenten Program

Eastern Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church of America
138 East 39th Street
New York, NY 10016
Tel: 212-689-7810
Fax: 212-689-7168
e-mail: [email protected]
Contact: Iris Papazian


Great Lent, 6 weeks set aside for a disciplined spiritual exercise, is upon
us. During this season, as a community, we abstain from certain foods and
entertainments, and devote more time and energy to prayer and to the study
of the scriptures, as well as to acts of mercy. We do these things so that
we would more fully conform to the Gospel, submitting ourselves to the
lordship of Jesus the Christ.

Accordingly, every year the Armenian Prelacy organizes a Lenten Program for
the faithful in the NY-NJ Metropolitan area, co-sponsored by the Armenian
Religious Education Council (AREC) and the Prelacy Ladies Guild (PLG). This
year, the program will include the traditional Husgoom service (7:30-8:00pm)
followed by a Bible study (8:00-8:45pm) and will be held at the St.
Illuminator’s Armenian Cathedral in New York City, on Wednesday evenings
starting February 9, 2005.

The Bible studies will focus on selected passages from the passion
narratives, particularly those that are solemnly read during the Holy Week
services in the Armenian Church, and will be presented by Deacon Shant
Kazanjian, Director of AREC. (For a complete list of Bible readings for the
Holy Week, please visit the Prelacy website at

As always, the participants will enjoy Lenten delicacies during the
fellowship hour, which will be graciously provided by the Prelacy Ladies
Guild (PLG).

For further information, contact the Prelacy office at 212.689.7810


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