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Saturday, 29 March 2008 - Celebrations of the Holy Week in Constantinople

Constantinople, Turkey

This year, the ceremonies of the Holy Week were celebrated in a special way in the different Armenian Catholic Churches of Constantinople.

On Palm Sunday, the Divine Liturgy was celebrated by His Excellency Hovhanness Arch. Cholakian and His Excellency Kevork Arch. Khazoumian in the St. Jean Chrysostom Church.

The Chrismal Mass on Holy Thursday was also celebrated in the Chrysostom church by His Excellency Kevork Arch. Khazoumian. Father Hagop Chopsatian and the High Priest Father Levon Zekiyan were also present.

On Easter Sunday, Father Zaekiyan who was ordained a priest 40 years ago celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the Blessed Virgin archiepiscopal Seat in
the presence of archbishops Cholakian and Khazoumian.

On Memorial Day, memorial service took place in the Sisli cemetery.  On the same day, His Excellency Arch. Khazoumian celebrated the Divine Liturgy in the St. Savior Church in Galata. This church was reopened after one year of renovations.





















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