Armenian Church of Southwest Florida Releases 2015-2016 Calendar

By Carole Meghreblian
FLArmenians Naples Contributor

The Armenian Church of Southwest Florida (ACSWFL) is pleased to announce the beginning of our mission parish services for the 2015-2016 season. Badarak is celebrated during the months of November, January, February, and March, to accommodate our seasonal parishioners.

All services are held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 3901 Davis Blvd., Naples, Florida 34104.

  • NOVEMBER: Our first service will be held on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 1:30 pm. Fr. Hovnan Demerjian from St. Hagop Armenian Church in Pinellas Park will officiate. Baby Emmie Elizabeth Esayian will be blessed by Fr. Hovnan after the service. A light luncheon will follow.
  • JANUARY: On Sunday, January 17, 2016, Arshen Aivazian, formally of St. Paul Armenian Church in Fresno, California, will celebrate the Divine Liturgy. Service will be followed by Khachahankist (Comfort in the Cross) followed by fellowship.
  • FEBRUARY: On Sunday, February 21, 2016, His Eminence Khajag Barsamian, Primate of the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of America, accompanied by Fr. Tateos Abdalian, will celebrate Holy Badarak. Following the Service, Serpazan will be the guest of honor at a banquet celebrating the 15th Anniversary of the Armenian Church of Southwest Florida at Vanderbilt Country Club in Naples, FL. For reservations, please see below.
  • MARCH: On Sunday, March 13, 2016, Fr. Garabed Kouchakian, formerly of St. John Church in Detroit, Michigan will celebrate Badarak. Service will be followed by the annual Lenten Luncheon in the Church hall featuring delicious Armenian dishes prepared by the ladies of the mission parish.

For further information about the ACSWFL, please contact Naples Contributor Carole Meghreblian at (239) 348-3804 or We look forward to welcoming you and your family to Southwest Florida!


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Posted on November 11, 2015, in Armenian Church, Arts & Culture, Events, General Update and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I can’t believe it!! An Armenian church in Naples, FL! And on Davis Blvd! For years I’ve been visiting my parents (now deceased) and sister in Naples, in Berkshire Lakes and every time I’ve checked, there was not yet an Armenian church in the area. I will be certain to drop in when I’m down there again, probably in April! And if any of you are ever in Seattle, be sure to visit Holy Resurrection Armenian Apostolic Church in Redmond, WA. Our community has been around for over 30 years, but only just built a church about 5 years ago.

    I’m so excited and hope to see you in the Spring!

    May God Bless!
    Sonia Tanielian (ABC – Armenian By Choice) 🙂
    Choir Director
    Holy Resurrection Armenian Apostolic Church
    Redmond, WA

    (My husband is Armenian from Greece)


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