Commemoration of the Pontiff St. Sahak Partev

This year is celebrated in:: 2020-02-15
Pontiff St. Sahak Partev was the elder son of Catholicos St. Nersess the Great, and the last Catholicos of the Armenian Church who descended from the lineage of St. Gregory the Illuminator. He became Catholicos of All Armenians in 387 A.D., and reigned for an astounding 52 years. Being talented in music and educated in the rhetorical arts, philosophy and linguistics, St. Sahak greatly contributed to the development of Armenian national culture. He was the strongest advocate for the creation of an Armenian Alphabet, and became its chief patron.

Following the creation of the Armenian Alphabet, St. Sahak and St. Mesrop opened a school for translators in the city of Vagharshapat (Etchmiadzin). There they begin the translation of the Holy Bible into Armenian and did it so perfectly, that centuries hence the Armenian Translation is called the “Queen Translation of the Breath of God”. The first sentence translated from the Holy Bible is the opening verse of the Book of Proverbs: “To know wisdom and instruction, to perceive the words of understanding”.


This feast has been and will be on the following dates

2021-02-06 Commemoration of the Pontiff St. Sahak Partev

2022-02-19 Commemoration of the Pontiff St. Sahak Partev

2023-02-11 Commemoration of the Pontiff St. Sahak Partev

2024-02-03 Commemoration of the Pontiff St. Sahak Partev

2025-02-22 Commemoration of the Pontiff St. Sahak Partev

2026-02-07 Commemoration of the Pontiff St. Sahak Partev

2027-01-30 Commemoration of the Pontiff St. Sahak Partev

2028-02-19 Commemoration of the Pontiff St. Sahak Partev

2029-02-03 Commemoration of the Pontiff St. Sahak Partev

2030-02-23 Commemoration of the Pontiff St. Sahak Partev

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