Starting Kit

Explore the other empty tomb… the Tomb of the Mother of God! With the entire pilgrimage recorded, you can embark on this journey anytime, anywhere!

Our virtual pilgrimage to the Tomb of Mary includes 5 days of Pilgrimage Preparation and 2 days of virtual experience of this Holy Site. Discover some of the forgotten and untold treasures about the Tomb of Mary and the Mother of God herself in the tradition of the Armenian Church.

Find the virtual pilgrimage itinerary, pilgrimage preparation instructions, and more info about this journey in the “Digital Pilgrim Package (PDF)”.

DAY 1

Session 1: Orientation & Introduction (00:53:04)

ARPI NAKASHIAN

Arpi welcomes everyone and highlights the life of the local Armenian Jerusalemites today, and gives a historic background of Armenian Pilgrims in Jerusalem. Fr. Hovsep bestows the pilgrimage blessing and Fr. Nigoghos ends the evening with a reflection.

DAY 2

Session 2: Welcome & Recitation of the Tomb of Mary Prayer Rule (00:07:09)

ARPI NAKASHIAN, FR. HAROUTIUN SABOUNJIAN

Arpi kicks off day 2 and clergy open us up in prayer.

Session 3: Mary the Mother of God: An Introduction (00:37:37)

DN. ERIC VOZZY

Dn. Eric helps us encounter and understand the Mother of God on a deeper level in the Armenian tradition.

Session 4: Mary in Scripture (00:15:31)

DN. YERVANT KUTCHUKIAN

Dn. Yervant takes us through the wonderous layers of scripture that highlight the significant acts of the Mother of God.

Session 5: Mary's Tomb through Armenian Eyes (1:03:24)

DR. ROBERTA ERVINE

Dr. Ervine walks through the path of the pilgrimage in a heartfelt exploration to and at the Holy Site.

Session 6: Liturgy, Sacred Art, and Mystical Music (00:52:50)

REV. FR. GHEVOND AJAMIAN | REV. FR. GARABED KOCHAKIAN | REV. FR. HAROUTIUN SABOUNJIAN

Clergy present “Tomb of Mary: Liturgically Looking at Another Empty Tomb”, “Holy Images tell the story”, and “Mystical Music: The Holy Virgin’s Procession into Heaven”

Session 7: Serving in the Tomb of Mary + Q&A and Closing (00:40:40)

REV. FR. GUREGH HAMBARDZUMYAN | ALL PRESENTERS

Fr. Guregh sharing his experiences serving in the Tomb of Mary. We host a Q&A panel featuring all the prior presenters. Finally, we close with the blessing rooted in the Jerusalem pilgrim blessing.

Pilgrimage Route