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« on: December 25, 2006, 05:52:41 PM »

Today in the Armenian Church is the feast day of St. Stephan, the first martyr and deacon.  It is also the feast day for all the deacons.  So happy feast day to all the deacons!
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« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2006, 06:38:21 PM »

Just like in Western Catholicism. Happy feast day!
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« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2006, 12:04:52 PM »

Just like in the Eastern Orthodox Church! 

Through the prayers of the Proto-Martyr and Archdeacon Stephen, Lord have mercy on us.
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« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2007, 10:06:21 AM »

Just wondering if anyone knows why the Coptic Synaxarium has St. Stephan's Day two days after the Lord's Nativity whereas the Romans (and from what you have said the EOs too) have it one day after?

This seems like a minor difference but would like to know.

Also, which calendar do the Armenians use please?
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« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2007, 06:34:39 PM »

Also, which calendar do the Armenians use please?

In the New World, we're on the new calendar.  I know in Jerusalem the Armenians are still on the old calendar. 
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« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2007, 01:29:15 PM »

Happy feast day again, to all the deacons out there!
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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2008, 01:33:44 PM »

Happy feast day again, to all the deacons out there!

Thank you!!!

God Bless His Holy Church..Amen.

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« Reply #7 on: December 25, 2008, 01:15:20 AM »

Happy feast day again to the deacons!
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« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2008, 02:34:08 AM »

HAPPY FEAST DAY OF THE BLESSED HOLY PROTO MARTYR  ST. STEPHAN ,TO ALL DEACONS ,AND FR. DEACON'S .....SmileyCentral.com" border="0
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« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2008, 09:42:13 AM »

HAPPY FEAST DAY OF THE BLESSED HOLY PROTO MARTYR  ST. STEPHAN ,TO ALL DEACONS ,AND FR. DEACON'S .....SmileyCentral.com" border="0

and all Stephans (like mine, 10), Stashkos, and just plain Steves.
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« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2008, 08:24:11 PM »

Blessed Feast Day to all.
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« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2008, 02:08:21 AM »

Many Years to all Stevens and Stephanies in this forum and elsewhere!

Amen!
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« Reply #12 on: December 25, 2009, 12:39:08 AM »

On Saturday it's going to be St. Stephen's Day again.  Happy feast day to all the deacons!

Here's a whole page dedicated to Deacons:

http://www.looys.net/stepanos.html
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« Reply #13 on: December 25, 2009, 02:06:47 AM »

Just wondering if anyone knows why the Coptic Synaxarium has St. Stephan's Day two days after the Lord's Nativity whereas the Romans (and from what you have said the EOs too) have it one day after?

This seems like a minor difference but would like to know.

Also, which calendar do the Armenians use please?
The EOC celebrates St. Steven on Dec. 27, just like the Copts.
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« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2010, 10:36:13 PM »

Even though St. Stephan's day was a few weeks ago, I want to post this video that shows part of an ordination of some deacons at Holy Etchmiadzin:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=997kmiC-dZo
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« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2010, 11:19:46 PM »

Even though St. Stephan's day was a few weeks ago, I want to post this video that shows part of an ordination of some deacons at Holy Etchmiadzin:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=997kmiC-dZo

The rattling of the fans  Smiley reminded me of the Syriac DLs I atteded in Syria.  Almost drowned out  Smiley the organ. Angry

My son was made an acolyte this past St. Stephan's day, I'll try to figure out how to post pictures.

Is this the main Church in Etchmiadzin?  It is strikng, in that I have been to the Patriarchal Cathedrals of several Patriarchates, EO and OO, and they all tend to be on the small side, which suprises people in the West, used to the Vatican and St. Paul's.
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« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2010, 02:21:24 AM »

Yes, this was done at Etchmiadzin.  You even see the Catholicos in the video.

Congratulations on your son becoming an acolyte.   Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: December 25, 2010, 12:14:17 PM »

Happy feast day to the deacons!


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« Reply #18 on: December 25, 2010, 12:24:36 PM »

This is St. Stephan from an Armenian manuscript:




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« Reply #19 on: December 25, 2010, 02:01:05 PM »

In addition to the Armenian and Coptic images of St. Stephan above, I want to add this Ethiopian icon:





You can see St. Stephan at the bottom of the middle panel, holding the Communion Chalice.  The icon is discussed here:

http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,32289.0.html

The article from which it comes, and which identifies the saint holding the chalice as St. Stephan, is here:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/africaandindianocean/ethiopia/8221616/Ethiopian-Christ-icon-found-500-years-on.html
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« Reply #20 on: December 25, 2011, 01:58:08 AM »

It's that time of year again.   Smiley

Happy St. Stephan's Day, and happy feast day to all the deacons!
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« Reply #21 on: December 25, 2011, 04:03:39 AM »

On Saturday it's going to be St. Stephen's Day again.  Happy feast day to all the deacons!

Here's a whole page dedicated to Deacons:

http://www.looys.net/stepanos.html

Salpy,

Thank you for the link. Although I know the site very well, I haven't seen that page previously. It's by (Armenian Catholic) Subdeacon Lazarus Der-Ghazarian, a long-time on-line friend, whom some will know from his, regretably infrequent, posts both here and at ByzCath.

Many years,

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PS - I still don't see a clear answer to the question of whether the feast of St Stephen is served the 26th or 27th by the Armenians? The other OO and OC Churches all seem to serve it on the 27th, as do the EO and EC Churches, with the Latins and those Protestant churches which observe it - the Anglicans and Lutherans - doing so on the 26th.
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« Reply #22 on: December 25, 2011, 11:46:06 AM »

PS - I still don't see a clear answer to the question of whether the feast of St Stephen is served the 26th or 27th by the Armenians? The other OO and OC Churches all seem to serve it on the 27th, as do the EO and EC Churches, with the Latins and those Protestant churches which observe it - the Anglicans and Lutherans - doing so on the 26th.

The Armenian calendar is different from most in that it doesn't have set dates for most feast days.  There are complicated rules governing when things are celebrated.  With the exception of six specific feast days, no feast days ever happen on Wednesday or Friday.  Also, although Sunday can be a feast day, it can't be a saint's day.

http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,16853.0.html

I'm not sure of the specific rule about St. Stephan's Day except that it seems to fall on December 25, unless the 25th is a Sunday, Wednesday, or Friday.  For example, although today is the 25th, St. Stephan's Day won't really be celebrated until tomorrow, the 26th, because today is a Sunday.  In years when the 25th is a Wednesday, it is on Tuesday the 24th.  In years when the 25th is a Friday, it is on Saturday the 26th.  All other years it's always on the 25th.  At least that is my experience.
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« Reply #23 on: December 25, 2011, 01:08:36 PM »

It's tomorrow in my parish, too.  Smiley
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« Reply #24 on: December 25, 2011, 03:47:20 PM »

It's tomorrow in my parish, too.  Smiley

It is? The GOA calendar has it on the 27th, tomorrow being the Synaxis of the Theotokos, the Afterfeast,  Euthemious of Sardis, the Holy Righteous Ones, etc.

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« Reply #25 on: December 25, 2011, 06:20:46 PM »

we copts commemorate saint gregory the armenian today!
so happy saint stephen's day to all armenians and to everyone here.

life of saint gregory:
http://www.copticchurch.net/synaxarium/4_15.html#1
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« Reply #26 on: December 25, 2012, 01:45:24 PM »

Happy feast day to the deacons!
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« Reply #27 on: December 26, 2012, 01:22:59 PM »

Malayalam hymn commemorating St.Stephan.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ue9kWhdDjXM

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I am amazed, thinking about the sufferings of Stephanose at the time of his murder.

Even when he was being stoned he kept praying: "Lord, donot hold this sin against them"
What a befitting servant to the Master who prayed for His enemies while He was being killed.

O Jesus the merciful, join us also to the prayers of St.Stephen.
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« Reply #28 on: December 24, 2013, 06:17:51 PM »

Happy St. Stephan's Day!

Happy Feast Day to the deacons!
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« Reply #29 on: December 24, 2013, 06:25:56 PM »

Armenian icon of St. Stephan:



http://historyarmenia.org/5573.html/image-14-8


If anyone wants it, it is available as a diptych with St. Gregory the Illuminator:



http://www.stspress.com/products-page/icons/armenian-diptych-st-gregory-the-illuminator-and-st-stephen/
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54 When the members of the Sanhedrin heard this, they were furious and gnashed their teeth at him. 55 But Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit, looked up to heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God. 56 “Look,” he said, “I see heaven open and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.”

57 At this they covered their ears and, yelling at the top of their voices, they all rushed at him, 58 dragged him out of the city and began to stone him. Meanwhile, the witnesses laid their coats at the feet of a young man named Saul.

59 While they were stoning him, Stephen prayed, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” 60 Then he fell on his knees and cried out, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” When he had said this, he fell asleep.
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May the unfailing intercessions of the Glorious First Martyr of the Holy Orthodox Church Archdeacon St. Stephen  and St Gregory the Confessor Holy Patriarch and Illuminator of Armenia come to the aid of all our brethren that are being persecuted for the sake of Our Lord Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness,the first born from the dead and the ruler over the kings of the earth. amen.

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« Reply #31 on: December 25, 2013, 01:50:56 PM »

Also, which calendar do the Armenians use please?

In the New World, we're on the new calendar.  I know in Jerusalem the Armenians are still on the old calendar. 

Hey Salpy, is it the new calendar precisely?  Isn't Christmas January 6 (not January 7, like the Copts and Ethiopians) on the Armenian calendar?
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« Reply #32 on: December 25, 2013, 05:00:16 PM »

The Armenians keep the old tradition of celebrating Nativity on the same day as Epiphany, which is January 6.  If you do it on the Old Calendar, it would be January 19, which is when the Armenians are going to do Christmas/Epiphany in Jerusalem.
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« Reply #33 on: December 25, 2013, 10:05:57 PM »

The Armenians keep the old tradition of celebrating Nativity on the same day as Epiphany, which is January 6.  If you do it on the Old Calendar, it would be January 19, which is when the Armenians are going to do Christmas/Epiphany in Jerusalem.

I love the traditions of the Armenian Church, including your calendar.  God bless the Armenians!
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« Reply #34 on: December 26, 2013, 12:02:37 AM »

^Thanks!   Smiley

I just saw that on the occasion of St. Stephan's feast day, they just ordained 40 deacons in Yerevan.  That's a lot of deacons!



http://www.armenianchurch.org/index.jsp?sid=3&nid=2525&y=2013&m=11&d=24
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« Reply #35 on: December 26, 2013, 11:58:41 AM »

they were all rushing to receive your annual saint stephan's day greetings.
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« Reply #36 on: December 26, 2013, 03:22:27 PM »

^Thanks!   Smiley

I just saw that on the occasion of St. Stephan's feast day, they just ordained 40 deacons in Yerevan.  That's a lot of deacons!



http://www.armenianchurch.org/index.jsp?sid=3&nid=2525&y=2013&m=11&d=24

Are they full deacons or subdeacons? (I take it mass ordinations are allowed in the Armenian Rite?)
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« Reply #37 on: December 26, 2013, 03:26:24 PM »

Armenian icon of St. Stephan:

Cool. For some reason I was under impression that Armenians don't have icons nowadays. Must have confused with Nestorians or something.
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« Reply #38 on: December 26, 2013, 03:28:16 PM »

^Thanks!   Smiley

I just saw that on the occasion of St. Stephan's feast day, they just ordained 40 deacons in Yerevan.  That's a lot of deacons!



http://www.armenianchurch.org/index.jsp?sid=3&nid=2525&y=2013&m=11&d=24

Are they full deacons or subdeacons? (I take it mass ordinations are allowed in the Armenian Rite?)

My Armenian is not that great, but from what I was able to read, they are full deacons.
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« Reply #39 on: December 26, 2013, 03:29:36 PM »

Armenian icon of St. Stephan:

Cool. For some reason I was under impression that Armenians don't have icons nowadays. Must have confused with Nestorians or something.

We don't have as much emphasis on icons as the EO's and Copts, but we do have them.   Smiley
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« Reply #40 on: December 27, 2013, 02:31:27 PM »

Today is St. Stephen's Day in our church. A beautiful liturgy this morning.  angel
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« Reply #41 on: December 27, 2013, 02:45:46 PM »

waves to biro  angel

Salpy wow how wonderful it must be for those present to see all this! how wonderful for those blessed deacons to be ordained on that day... I loved how they have raised their hands in prayer as one... so beautiful... WORTHY!
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