Armenian Church of Southwest Florida Kicks Off 2014 Season


Rev. Fr. Hovnan Demirjian and Deacon Allan Tossonian

NAPLES, FL – On Saturday, November 2, the Armenian Church of Southwest Florida (ACSWFL) welcomed Rev. Fr. Hovnan Demerjian of St. Hagop Church in Pinellas Park to celebrate Holy Badarak with its parishioners.  Fr. Hovnan was accompanied by deacon Allan Tossoonian, with Pierre Abadjian playing the organ.


ACSWFL Parishioners Dining following Holy Badarak

Dozens of parishioners were in attendance, all of who were delighted to worship together again since our last service in March. November is typically a slow month in Southwest Florida, with seasonal parishioners gradually trickling in from their homes up North.  Fellowship followed the service, with our local and seasonal parishioners socializing and catching up after the summer break.

Many of the ACSWFL seasonal parishioners return up North for the holidays so no service is held in December. However, in January, February, and March, our parish attendance increases greatly. For example, the service in March was attended by over one hundred parishioners.


ACSWFL Parishioners Gay Kazarian, Nancy Kazarian and Sarkis Kazarian

The ACSWFL 2014 Badarak Schedule & Upcoming Parish Events

January 12, 2014  – Rev. Fr. Mardiros Chevian + Christmas Dinner

February 11, 2014 – Ladies & Men’s Luncheon @ Local Restaurant – TBA

February 16, 2014 – Very Rev. Fr. Aren Jebejian + Bake Sale

March 9, 2014 – Very Rev. Fr. Daniel Findikyan + Lenten Luncheon

March 18, 2014 – Church Spring Picnic

For further information, please contact Carole Meghreblian, Parish Council Chairperson at


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