The main reason why Badarak can be challenging is not primarily because it’s long or it’s in Armenian, but rather because worship is completely counter-cultural. All week we are self-centered, in worship we must be God centered. All week we do and talk and impose our will, in church we are, we listen, we let God’s will be done.
Thanks first and foremost to our hosts and benefactors Michael & Jean Shahnasarian, and also to our fundraising chair Chuck Sarkisian and gala event committee, we had an unforgettable celebration on May 9 2014 in support of the building of our church hall. Thanks also to the Gala planning committee Michael & Jean Shahnasarian, Chuck Sarkisian, Fr. Hovnan & Yn. Anna, David Kazarian, Eileen Barsamian (and our Gala emcee Aram Megerian).
Because of the hard work of the organizers and the generosity of all our gala attendees and those donors who could not be present, we raised upwards of $165,875 from all gala related activities including tickets, donations, naming rights auction, online auction and gap payments…
“With faith we shall build!”
See thumbnails of Teresa’s photos from the spectacular evening below or (click here for entire album)
KEF TIME TAMPA BAY IS BACK-OCT 24 & 25 AT 6PM-SAVE THE DATE & RESERVE TIX!
Join us for dinner and dancing at the St. Pete Marriott Hotel on Fri. and Sat. Oct. 24 & 25 starting at 6PMeach night. Richard Hagopian’s Kef Time Band and Otis Velt return for an amazing 2 nights of dancing and music! For tickets & details, take a brochure from narthex or view online. 10% discount for tickets purchased before Sept. 1. Special discount for current St. Hagop dues paid members. Contact David Kazarian firstname.lastname@example.org 727-692-3992 with question on tickets, ad book or sponsorship.
Welcome to St. Hagop’s online auction. Just click the logo above to browse our auction items (bucs box seat tickets, jewelry, oriental carpets, etc…) Bid generously as all donations will be used in the construction for St. Hagop’s Armenian Cultural Center!
Rules: Bidding for this online auction will start on April 21, 2014 and will end precisely at 10:00 PM ET on May 9, 2014. All bids must be placed online. You must be at least 18 years of age to place a bid. The winner of each item will be announced by 10:30 PM ET on May 9, 2014 at the Gala Evening event and sent to winners via email (you don’t have to be present to win). Check your email for winning bid and payment information.
St. Hagop Armenian Church will commemorate the martyrs of the Armenian genocide with a special requiem service and a ½ hour program with poetry, song & words commemorating our ancestors. Thanks to coordinator Art Ekizian and all our participants. This year, to further celebrate our living heritage, the youth choir will join the adult choir for Badarak under the direction of Mrs. Louise Yardoumian.