canon of the rite of holy matrimony of the Armenian Church.
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Published by Diocese of the Armenian Church of America in New York .
Written in English


  • Armenian Church -- Liturgy -- Texts,
  • Marriage service

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Edition Notes

ContributionsArmenian Church of America
LC ClassificationsBX127 .A3 1969
The Physical Object
Pagination19 p.
Number of Pages19
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17072685M

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The liturgy is patterned after the directives of Saint Gregory the Illuminator, first official head and patron saint of the Armenian Church. Churches of the Armenian rite have a curtain concealing the priest and the altar from the people during parts of the liturgy, an influence from early apostolic times. All marriages are to follow the canon laws of the Armenian Church and the laws of the State of Minnesota. It is the responsibility of the parties to carry out the requirements of the legal authorities by applying for a proper marriage license and presenting these documents to the church office ten (10) days prior to the wedding ceremony. CANON OF HOLY MATRIMONY. concerning marriage as set forth in the Affirmation prefixed to this Canon and in the forms for the Solemnisation of Matrimony prescribed by the Church of this Province, and truly intend to enter into such a marriage; and the rite shall be performed by such cleric and in such place as the Bishop shall decide. 8. The organ was introduced in the Armenian Church in The deacon wears merely an alb, and a stole in the same manner as in the Catholic or Orthodox Churches. The sub-deacons and lower clergy wear simply the alb. Sections of liturgy. The Armenian Liturgy may be divided into three parts: Preparation, Anaphora or Canon, and Conclusion.

In the Armenian Church the priest performs the service of holy matrimony according to the instructions of the Mashdotz (Book of Ceremony). The Mashdotz contains the proper rites and ceremonies for first and second marriages, but the third and fourth marriages can only be performed by the permission of the Holy See, of the Church. The Holy Mystery (Sacrament) of Matrimony is one of the seven channels of divine grace, instituted by Christ, to sanctify and to support Christian family life. A Christian marriage is a vocation, that is a special invitation of God to two baptized persons to marital union, in order to devote themselves to the service of a new life in Christ. It is designed to accompany the new Divine Liturgy "Pew Book," The Divine Liturgy of the Armenian Church: With Modern Armenian and English Translations, Transliteration, Musical Notation, Introduction and Notes (New York: St. Vartan Press, ). Page numbers from the Pew Book have been placed in square brackets [ ] for easy cross-reference. title i. delicts against religion and the unity of the church (cann. - ) title ii delicts against ecclesiastical authorities and the freedom of the church (cann. - ) title iii. usurpation of ecclesiastical functions and delicts in their exercise (cann. - ) title iv. the crime of falsehood (cann. - ).

For the sacrament of Holy Matrimony to be performed in the Armenian Church, both the bride and the groom must have received a Christian baptism and chrismation. The major sacramental witness, or best man, should be a member of the Armenian Orthodox Church. If you have questions or would like to perform a service, please contact Fr. Ghevond. The Armenian Catholic Church, also referred to as the Armenian Uniate Church, is one of the Eastern particular churches sui iuris of the Catholic Church. They accept the leadership of the Bishop of Rome, known as the papal primacy, and therefore are in full communion with the Catholic Church, including both the Latin Church and the 22 other Eastern Catholic Churches. Originally, these hymns were Psalms and biblical Canticles that were chanted during the services, similar to the Byzantine Canon. In addition, the eight modes are applied to the psalms of the Night office, called ganonaklookh (Canon head). The Liturgy of the Hours is published by the Armenian Church in a special book called Zhamagirk. In the Armenian Church the word խորհուրդ / khorhoort is best translated "mystery" and is not limited to the seven ceremonies that the medieval Roman Church defined as "the sacraments" (baptism, confirmation, holy communion, penance, matrimony, ordination, anointing of the sick). Until the European scholastic theology of the Roman Catholic Church began to supplant it in the fifteenth.