“The Feast of the Appearance of the Holy Cross” (Ton Yerevman Surp Khaçi), one of the 4 Cross Feasts in the Armenian Catholic Churches of Turkey, was celebrated with a ceremony held on Sunday, May 2.
Archpriest Vartan Kazancıyan, Archpriest Hagopos Çopuryan, Der HaygAram Çekiç, Subordinate Diacon Jan Acemoğlu and other doctors attended the Mass, which was presided over by Archbishop Levon Zekiyan at the Surp Hovhan Vosgeperan Church in Taksim.
Surp Hovhan Vosgeperan Choir sang chants under the direction of Conductor Zaven Agay. The ritual, which was closed to the congregation due to the pandemic, was shared live on the social media pages of the Taksim Surp Hovhan Vosgeperan Church.
The appearance of a gigantic “Cross”, which appeared with a bright light in the sky in the daytime in 351 in Jerusalem, was watched for hours with astonishment and enthusiasm by those who saw it. This event led to the reinforcement of the Christian World’s Faith Confession prayer and began to be commemorated every year by entering the church calendar.