Requiem hokehankeesd

What is Hokehankeesd?

Hokehankeesd is a short memorial service that is offered on the anniversary of the death of loved ones by their family. The word Hokehankeesd means “repose of the soul.” Although it has become customary, out of convenience, to offer the memorial service on Sunday at the end of the Divine...

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Gospel Cross

Why do we kiss the Cross and the Gospel?

During certain parts of the Divine Liturgy and other services, Armenian Christians kiss the Cross (the priest’s bejeweled hand-cross or, on the Feast of the Cross in September, a larger cross decorated with flowers and basil), and the liturgical book of the Gospels in veneration. To kiss these sacred objects...

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