Armenian Community of Naples Celebrates Armenian Christmas
By Frank Avakian Stoneson
FLArmenians Naples Contributor
The Armenian Church of Southwest Florida (ACSWFL) in Naples, Florida, had its Armenian Christmas service on Sunday, January 8, 2017. Guest celebrant The Very Rev. Daniel Findikyan, Director of the Zohrab Information Center at the Diocese of the Armenian Church in New York City, presided.
In addition to the Christmas Service, a Blessing of the Water Service was also conducted with Daniel Nersesian serving as the Godfather of the Cross. Nersesian is a student at The University of Dayton in Ohio, and the son of Lucine and John Nersesian of Chicago, Illinois.
A catered buffet supper with all the trimmings followed in the Church Hall, with about 75 parish members attending, making Armenian Christmas 2017 a joyous one for all.