On Thursday, the faithful of the Armenian Holy Church of Nazareth, in Kolkata, India will celebrate
Christmas. The parish priest is Fr. Khoren Hovhannisyan.
From the article:
The priest spoke of some salient features of the Christmas service. "The congregation stands instead of sitting on the pews. We fast an entire week starting December 30, the week preceding Christmas," he said. During this period, meat is best avoided and a light meal a day is the order. On January 5, families attend church and celebrate the Christmas Eve Divine Liturgy. The next day is the Feast of the Theophany (the Manifestation of God).