Liturgy of the Hours
Join us as we pray the Liturgy of the Hours, translated from Ancient Armenian to English.
Readers: V. Rev. Fr. Barouyr Shernezian
and Deacon Levon Barsoumian
The Third Hour prayers are dedicated to the Holy Spirit, and considered a penitential service. We remember how the first humans, Adam and Eve tasted the forbidden fruit, and how Christ liberated us from that destructive sin through His Crucifixion.
The Peace Hour is dedicated to the Father and to the Son, Jesus Christ. At this hour, we remember Jesus' descent into Hell to preach the Gospel after His resurrection, how troubled He felt in the garden of Gethsemane, when He prayed for His Father's peace, and Jesus meetings His Apostles after the resurrection and giving them His peace.
The Ninth Hour is addressed to Jesus Christ. We remember His death and the liberation of humanity, in contrast with Adam and Eve who became trapped in death and sin by leaving the Garden of Eden.