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Heenoonk

Use Daily from first Sunday of Easter until 50th Day

The resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ gives us joy and hope. For this reason, we celebrate the season of resurrection for fifty days! (In Armenian, the 50 days of Zadeeg is referred to as “Heenoonk,” the final day being the Feast of Pentecost).

UPCOMING SEASONS

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Feast of the Assumption of the Mother of God

Use Daily from the Feast of the Assumption (Sunday) until the 9th day

The following prayers and pleas emphasize the role the Mother of God holds as intercessor and
protector of the Church. When we ask her to intercede for us, we literally ask her to put in a
good word for us to Jesus Christ, as we believe she has a special proximity to the heart of her
Son

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Season of the Cross

Use Daily from first Sunday of Easter until 50th Day

The following prayers focus on the Cross and crucifixion of Jesus Christ as the constant witness of sacrificial love, the core of Christian life. Jesus transformed the Cross, at one time a symbol of torture and execution, into a symbol of faith, salvation, and victory over death. And so we look to the Cross with hope, because through his death Jesus redeems and heals our suffering with his life-giving presence.

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Octave of Theophany

Use Daily from Dec. 30, 2022 - Jan. 13, 2023

The following prayers focus on the birth and baptism of Jesus Christ. The Feast of Theophany, an eight-day festivity, is a celebration of Jesus being revealed to us as God-in-the-flesh, the Savior of the world. At Theophany we recall our own baptism, the point at which we are placed on the path toward salvation. We live to proclaim who Jesus is, what he accomplished, and his promise to raise those who humbly serve him to eternal life

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CURRENT SEASON: Great Lent Prayer Rule

Use Daily from beginning of Lent until 40th day

Great Lent is a time for inner reflection and conversion, an opportunity to reprioritize and reorient ourselves toward God from whom we continually drift and turn our backs.

Let us do what our Armenian Christian ancestors have always done during times of trial and hopelessness. Like them, we can confidently turn to God in prayer, not as a last resort, but as a primary and immediate expression of dependence on God.

How to print as booklet

NOTE: Requires double-sided printer

  1. Download and Install Adobe Acrobat Reader DC to your computer (you may already have this installed, please search your apps).
  2. Download the “Booklet.PDF” version of the prayer rule you wish to print
  3. Open the PDF you just downloaded with the Adobe Acrobat Reader app.
  4. At the top left of your screen, go to File > Print
  5. In the dialogue box that opens, select the “Booklet” button, then hit print.
  6. Simply fold all of the pages in half, and staple down the spine of the booklet.