Pilgrimage to the Sanctuaire Notre Dame de Lourdes

On July 28, 2019, faithful of the Armenian Holy Apostolic Church from Montreal, Laval, and Ottawa, gathered under the auspices of His Grace Bishop Abgar Hovakimyan, Primate, at the Sanctuaire Notre Dame de Lourdes in Rigaud, Quebec, to celebrate the feast of Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

This pilgrimage was jointly organized by St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Cathedral of Montreal, Holy Cross Armenian Church of Laval, and St. Mesrob Armenian Church of Ottawa.

Bishop Abgar celebrated Divine Liturgy and delivered a sermon about the meaning and importance of the Transfiguration of Our Lord on Mount Tabor.

After the Liturgy, the Parish Councils offered delicious food to the pilgrims, followed by traditional water festival (Vardavar), where kids and adults alike enjoyed spilling water on each other under the rhythms of Armenian popular music.

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