“Mystical Music,” posted weekly on Vemkar’s Instagram page, introduces the beautiful hymns of the Armenian Apostolic Church.
In this short episode, Dn. Michael Sabounjian introduces and Fr. Voskan Hovhannisyan sings the Tone 1 (ԱՁ) Avak Orhnootyoon/Աւագ Օրհնութիւն sharakan/շարական (a genre of hymn), one of the oldest kinds of hymns. It is sung during the Night Service vigil before the Sunday morning celebration of Divine Liturgy.