Feast of the Discovery of St. Mary’s Box

According to tradition, while en route to Jerusalem on a pilgrimage, two Greek princes come across a chest that once belonged to St. Mary. In Galilee, they see a large crowd gathered in front of a Jewish woman’s house. They inquire and find that the sick are being healed due to the inexplicable power of the chest. The princes bring the box to Constantinople and present it to the Patriarch, who places it in the Church of St. Mary. The Patriarch then establishes the Feast of the Discovery of St. Mary’s Box.

The Armenian Church celebrates this feast upon the order of the Catholicos Simeon from Yerevan, who accepted this tradition from the Greek Orthodox Church in the late 18th century.

When is celebrated

31.08.2008
30.08.2009
29.08.2010
28.08.2011
26.08.2012
01.09.2013
31.08.2014
30.08.2015
28.08.2016
27.08.2017
26.08.2018
01.09.2019
30.08.2020
29.08.2021
28.08.2022
27.09.2023
01.09.2024
31.08.2025
30.08.2026
29.08.2027
27.08.2028
26.08.2029
01.09.2030

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