Easter Ritual at the Armenian Church of İskenderun
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Easter celebration of Karasun Manuk Armenian Church in İskenderun was held without the participation of the community. Parish Priest Rev. Avedis Tabashyan celebrated the Easter Mass with the participation of his children.
An unforgettable ceremony was held at the İskenderun Karasun Manuk Armenian Church, due to the Coronavirus pandemic in the Easter of 2020. Father Avedis Tabashyan led the Holy Mass where only his wife and children could attend.
In his sermon, Rev. Tabashyan emphasized the peace and brotherhood. He said: “May the Easter be an occasion to live in peace and fraternally. During this holiday, we are not able be with our community members. As the precautions taken for the epidemic prevent us from being together on this holiday, I hope we will overcome this with good health and the least loss. May this holiday bring peace to all of us.”
The Easter Ceremony at the İskenderun Karasun Manuk Armenian Church ended with the consecration of the Holy Eucharist and then the blessing of the eggs and Easter Cookies, which are the symbols of the holiday. (SAT-7 TURK / İlyas Edip TERBİYELİ / İskenderun)