On Armenian & Byzantine Liturgical Tradition
The Holy Myrrh-bearers, known as the
"Apostles to the Apostles,"
were the first
to witness the Resurrection of Christ.
Their witness is an important theme in the
Armenian Church's Morning Hour of Prayer.
1.  Ancient Creeds of the Church

The Nicene-Athanasian Symbol of Faith

Other Important Creeds of the Armenian Church

The Nicene-Constantinopolitan Symbol of Faith from the OCA Website

2.  The Holy Sacrifice of the Divine Liturgy

On the New Covenant Sacrifice

The Great Entrance:  Origin and Development

The Beauty and Wisdom of the Divine Liturgy of the Armenian Church

An Instructed Armenian Divine Liturgy

The Anaphorae of St. Athanasius and St. John Chrysostom by V. Rev. Findikyan

Analysis of the Armenian Divine Liturgy by Abp. Tiran Nersoyan

Kreesdos ee mech:  Christ's Real Presence in the Armenian Soorp Badarak

An Introduction to the Divine Liturgy by V. Rev. Daniel Findikyan

3.  The Holy Mysteries (or Sacraments)

The Sacraments of Initiation in the Orthodox Church by Rev. Fr. Anthony Coniaris

The Seven Sacraments in the Armenian Church by Abp. Shnork Kaloustian

Holy Baptism in the Orthodox Church

On the Origin and Development of the Mystery of Repentance  

On the Theology of the Mystery of Repentance  

The Armenian General Form of Confession by Rev. Fr. Shnork Souin

The Armenian Rite of Crowning by Rev. Fr. Shnork Souin

The Eastern Church's Tradition on Divorce -by Abp. Elias Zoghby

On Sickness, Death and Sin and the Mystery of Healing  

4.  Liturgical Services and Practices

On the Importance of Keeping a Daily Rule of Prayer  

Prayer of Exorcism from the Armenian Church from the Ritual Book of Mashdots

The Hymns of the Days of Creation by St. Nerses the Grace-filled

Praise to the Holy Theotokos and Ever Virgin by Bedros of Siunik

On the Use of Classical Armenian in the Armenian Church

The Joy of Worshipping with Children by a Melkite Church Pastor

Removing Pews from Eastern Churches by Joseph Patterson

On the Ancient Practice of Women's Headcovering

5.  Feasts & Fasts of the Armenian Church

Holy Nativity & Theophany in the Armenian & Byzantine Tradition

The Great Fast in the Armenian & Byzantine Church Tradition

Soorp Zadeeg:  The Holy Passover of Jesus Christ

The Feast of the Holy Cross in the Eastern Churches by Abp. Lazar Pauhalo

The Feast of the Holy Cross of Varak by Rev. Fr. Diran Papazian

A Diagram of the Armenian Liturgical Year by Ms. Sirvart Mezian

6.  Saints on the Armenian Church Calendar

Great Saints on the Armenian Canonical Calender

Menologion of the Armenian Church

The Life and Work of St. Gregory our Holy Illuminator  

St. Vartan the General by Abp. Shnork Kaloustian

The Seventy Two Holy Disciples of Christ from the Orthodox Study Bible

*Unless otherwise noted, the above works are by the
Rev. Sub-Deacon Lazarus W. Der-Ghazarian, M.A.
The Maxim "Lex Orandi,
Lex Credendi" (The Law of Prayer is
the Law of Faith), teaches us that the
Church prays as she believes.  
The Liturgy thus remains an
inexhaustible source of
Orthodox Theology
"We must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ,
that each one may receive the things done in the body,
according to what he has done, whether good or bad."

-St. Paul's 2nd Epistle to the Corinthians 5:10
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