Feast of the Ascension of Jesus Christ in the Church of the Ascension
"God has ascended with a shout, The LORD, with the sound of a trumpet." (Psalms 46:6)
Today the Armenian Apostolic Holy Church celebrates the feast of the Ascension of Jesus Christ.
The Ascension is the remembrance of Jesus’s body rising to the heavens and his seat next to his Father, which practically completes the stage of Christ's earthly reign. The Lord has left us in body, but in spirit he is always with us.
The Armenian Apostolic Holy Church on this feast also mentions the historical day of the displacement of the Catholicosate from the city of Sis in Cilicia to Etchmiadzin in 1441.
Today, the only church of the Artsakh Diocese named after the Holy Ascension celebrated the feast of the Ascension of the Lord. With the blessing of His Grace Bishop Vrtanes Abrahamyan, Primate of the Artsakh Diocese, pastor of the sub-region from Patara to Khachen of the Askeran region, Father Beniamin Tsaturyan served the Holy and Immortal Liturgy, which the local residence were waiting for with great inspiration and impatience, because they personally knew the Father, and before the war they could take communion of God and his servant every Sunday, for before the war, Father Beniamin Tsaturyan was a pastor of the Kashatagh region. The city of Berdzor and the village of Aghavno are always in the center of special attention of the Primate of the Artsakh Diocese, with whose blessing and under his leadership the clergy of the Diocese serve the Holy and Immortal Liturgy in the Church of St. Ascension, always caring and keeping the focus of the locals.
At the end of the Liturgy, a beautiful event with national songs and dances was held with the participation of local youth and children, which was organized by the joint efforts of “Mshakutamet” and teachers of the Sunday school in the village of Aghavno.
And also 16 families of the village received assistance, for which we thank the executive director of the “Bacon Product” factory David Margaryan.
May God's blessings always be with all of us. Amen.