The ‘Median Day of Lent’ Was Celebrated in the Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church in Georgia
At Tbilisi Surb Echmiadzin Church situated in Avlabari the ‘Median Day of Lent’ mid-Lent, or Michink was celebrated. Michink is celebrated during the middle of lent to encourage people to persevere until the end of lent. Evening Divine Service was held in a church full of the parish. After the end of the service the spiritual fathers of the church consecrated traditional festive pastry (gata), and the members of the ensemble "Ani", which functions at the "Hayartun" Center Cultural, distributed the pastry to believers.
Adhering to the folk traditions of the holiday "Michink", crosses brought from Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin were put in the pastry. Great sense of happiness experienced those, who accidentally found the holiday gift in the pastry.
The clergy of the church expressed their gratitude to this year Godfather of the Cross for Holy Echmiadzin Church Erik Safaryan and to the member of Youth Association Larisa Harutyunyan for their great assistance in the organization of the holiday.