Commemoration of Princes St. Sahak and Hamazasp Artsrounie

This year is celebrated in:: 2019-10-03

St. Sahak and St. Hamazasp were from the Artsrounie noble dynasty and ruled in Vaspourakan region of Armenia in the period when the Arabic authorities had escalated persecutions against Christians. In 785 A. D. a new governor is appointed in Armenia. The princes and their youngest brother - Meroujan, pay a due visit to the newly appointed governor. Blaming them in rebellion, the governor imprisons the princes and threatening them with tortures, demands to give up any relations with the Greeks and the Christian faith. Being afraid of tortures, Meroujan adopts the Muslim faith. However, on his way back to homeland he is beheaded by Davit Mamikonian, the locum tenens of Hamazasp, as a betrayer. Meanwhile, Sahak and Hamazasp endure the tortures for the sake of Christ’s faith with prayers and silently. Executioners behead first the younger brother Sahak and then – Hamazasp, and burn their remains.


This feast has been and will be on the following dates


2020-10-01 Commemoration of Princes St. Sahak and Hamazasp Artsrounie

2021-09-30 Commemoration of Princes St. Sahak and Hamazasp Artsrounie

2022-09-29 Commemoration of Princes St. Sahak and Hamazasp Artsrounie

2023-10-05 Commemoration of Princes St. Sahak and Hamazasp Artsrounie

2024-10-03 Commemoration of Princes St. Sahak and Hamazasp Artsrounie

2025-10-02 Commemoration of Princes St. Sahak and Hamazasp Artsrounie

2026-10-01 Commemoration of Princes St. Sahak and Hamazasp Artsrounie

2027-09-30 Commemoration of Princes St. Sahak and Hamazasp Artsrounie

2028-10-05 Commemoration of Princes St. Sahak and Hamazasp Artsrounie

2029-10-04 Commemoration of Princes St. Sahak and Hamazasp Artsrounie

2030-10-03 Commemoration of Princes St. Sahak and Hamazasp Artsrounie

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