Since the ancient times, light has been symbolic of God. As a result, in the Armenian Apostolic Church we burn candles as a fitting symbol of Christ’s radiance and of God who is the source of all grace and enlightenment. So, for a number of years, Soorp Khatch has allowed our members to donate a box of candles in memory of a loved one, which parishioners light prior to entering the church sanctuary. If you are interested in honoring the memory of a loved one by purchasing a box of candles, you can complete the form below and pay for the cost of the candles ($200) as well. You are also welcome to contact the church office at 301-229-8742 for more information or if you would like to donate by check.
“God is light and in Him there is no darkness at all.” 1 John 1:5
“I am the light of the world; he who follows Me shall not walk in the darkness, but shall have the light of life.” John 8:12