How the Armenians of the Mount Musa Celebrate one of the Main Religious Holidays of the Armenian Church in Lebanon [THE VIDEO]
Descendants of Armenians from the historic region of the mount Musa live in Lebanon, in the city of Anjar. It is divided into six neighborhoods, each of which was founded by immigrants from one of the six villages of Musa mount.
Khachverats is included in the list of the five main holidays of the Armenian Apostolic Church along with Christmas, Easter, Vardavar and the Ascension of Virgin Mary. It is celebrated for several days, between 11 and 17 September.
Khachverats is commemorated in memory of the wooden Cross of Jesus Christ: his return from the Persian captivity to Jerusalem and the subsequent Exaltation of His Cross (crucifixion) in Golgotha. According to the Armenian theologian and philosopher Grigor Tatevatsi, since that moment the Cross has become a bridge connecting the emptiness between the heaven and the earth: “opening the doors of paradise and inheriting the Kingdom of Heaven”.
The source: Garo Derounian
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