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Feasts of Jesus Christ, significant days for the celebration of events in the life of Jesus Christ, which Armenian Apostolic church celebrates with solemnity.

Feasts of Jesus Christ are:

Feast of the Holy Nativity and Theophany of Jesus Christ. The feast is not moveable and is celebrated on January 6. 

Feast of Naming of our Lord Jesus Christ. The feast is not moveable and is celebrated on January 13.

Feast of the Presentation of the Lord.  The feast is not moveable and is celebrated on February 14. 

Palm Sunday, Holy week, Zatik (Arm- զատիկ)  or Ressurection, Ascension.

Feast of Pentecost is the commemoration of  the descent of Holy Spirit upon the  Apostles. 

Feast of Transfiguration of our Lord Jesus Christ (all these feasts are movable).

Feast of the Assumption of Holy Mother of God  is celebrated on Sunday  closest to the  date of August 15. 

All the Sundays of the year are feastst of Jesus Christ, which are dedicated to the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, sometimes they are dedicated to other events. Five main “Tabernacle” feasts of Armenian church are Feasts of Jesus Christ as well. The  feasts of   Holy Virgin, the  Cross and feast of Church are part of the feasts of Jesus Christ.



Source: Encyclopedia of «Christian Armenia», editor in chief Hovhannes Ayvazyan, Yerevan, 2002, page 1014. (in Armenian).

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