“What better day to return to our beautiful Sanctuary than on Palm Sunday when we celebrate Christ’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem,” states Fr. Vasken A. Kouzouian, Pastor of Holy Trinity Armenian Church. Since the beginning of January, Church Services have been held in the Charles and Nevart Talanian Cultural Hall of the church complex as the Sanctuary has been undergoing refurbishment and painting.
The Pastor and Parish Council invite parishioners and friends to join them on Palm Sunday, April 9, at 10:00 a.m., sharp, on the Garabed Baghdasar and Haiganoosh Hagopian Hollisian Plaza, weather permitting, for the beautiful “Turnpatsek – Opening of the Doors” Service when we are welcomed back through the doors of the Church after the reflective days of Lent. Normally conducted at the Altar with a drawn curtain, this Service was originally meant to take place outside the door of the Church.
Following the Service, the Sunday School and Armenian School students, with palms, will lead the Pastor, Deacons, Altar servers and the faithful back into the Sanctuary for the first time since Armenian Christmas. Following the Divine Liturgy, the Holy Trinity ACYOA will host their traditional Palm Sunday Banquet.
Fr. Vasken “urges our faithful to make the effort to be on the Church plaza on Palm Sunday at 10:00 a.m., sharp, to witness one of the most beautiful and meaningful services of our Church, the ‘Turnpatsek – Opening of the Doors’ Service as it was originally meant to take place – outside the doors of the Church.”