BREAD & SALT: SEASON 2: The Mystery Fruit

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In recent years, an old Armenian New Year’s custom has gained new traction in our community: the “Blessing of Pomegranates” ceremony. Aside from being a delicious, exotic fruit native to our homeland, the pomegranate is also richly symbolic in Armenian folklore. Learn about its legend and lore in the latest video of the Eastern Diocese’s Bread & Salt series: “The Mystery Fruit.”

The Eastern Diocese is pleased to introduce a new video series, titled “Bread and Salt: Stories from the Armenian Church.” In this inaugural episode, Kathryn Ashbahian explains the symbolism of the “Water Blessing” service performed in the Armenian Church on January 6, the Feast of the Nativity and Theophany of Our Lord.