Armenian Feasts

REMEMBRANCE OF THE DEAD (MEMORIAL DAY)

Monday, August 15, is Memorial Day (Merelotz). In accordance with the calendar of the Armenian Church, the day after each of the five tabernacle feasts is designated as a Memorial Day, a day of remembrance of the dead. Traditionally, on Merelotz, the Divine Liturgy is celebrated with a requiem service for all souls and for those specifically requested. Following the service, the clergy and faithful go to the cemetery where the graves of loved ones are blessed.