Lent is a very special season. God made all the other natural seasons for all animals, plants. But God made Lent just for people, you and me. And unlike any other season of the year which just happen whether we are here or there, Lent is a season which takes our participation to work..
Thank you everyone for making this an amazing winter bazaar. Our numbers this year exceeded last year by almost 50%. Almost 500 meals were served in a two day period. We actually ran out of food Sunday at 2pm! Most crafters were very pleased with their sales and asked to come back next year. The St Hagop Woman’s Guild was equally successful with their sales of baked goods. Most importantly the bouncy house, pony ride and petting zoo were totally occupied by children from our church and the local community until the very end of the day. And that is what these events are all about–our future….In the end, we are one big family. I am amazed by the dedication and hard work and sacrifice of so many. I am encouraged by the work of the new generation who proved they can easily step in at any time to fill the void their parents and grandparents leave behind. …Click here to read more of this special thanks from event chairman Dr. George Kamajian, and enjoy pictures by Teresa Haidarian below and in our photo album.
Old friend of the St. Hagop Armenian Church community and current dean of St. Nersess Theological Seminary in Westchester County, NY, Rev. Fr. Mardiros Chevian will give the sermon on Sun. Feb. 23 and make a short presentation on the expanded mission of St. Nersess Seminary at the conclusion of badarak.
This year is the third year in a row that St. Hagop is hosting the FL overnight ACYOA Junior’s retreat! Register your child today for this wonderful weekend of prayer, fellowship and fun designed for all Armenian youth, ages 13-18. The retreat takes place in the St. Hagop sanctuary and will start on Sat. Mar. 22 at 2PM and finish on Sun. Mar 23 after badarak. Registration Fee is $20/participant (payable to Diocese of the Armenian Church). Deadline to register is Sun Mar. 16, 2014. Click here for FL Retreat 2014 Registration Packet. Contact ACYOA Jrs. coordinator Alex Oganesova for questions or further information at firstname.lastname@example.org