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Armenian Church of Florida 2021 Holy Week Schedules

St. David Armenian Church (Boca Raton, FL)

Sunday, April 4, 2021
Easter Sunday
Ժամերգութիւն- Morning Service – 9:30 AMՍ.

Պատարագ- Holy Badarak – Divine Liturgy – 10:30 AM

St. Hagop Armenian Church (Pinellas Park, FL)

Soorp Haroutiun Armenian Church (Orlando, FL)

Easter Divine Liturgy Live Broadcast

Please join us on Easter Sunday, April 4, at 10:00 a.m., for a live broadcast of the Divine Liturgy from St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral in New York.

Bishop Daniel will celebrate the badarak on the Feast of the Glorious Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

The live broadcast of the service will be available online, beginning at 10 a.m. (EDT), on the Eastern Diocese’s Facebook and YouTube platforms. The broadcast will be archived for later viewing.

St. Vartan Cathedral will be open for public worship on Easter Sunday and throughout Holy Week, in strict observance of all city health and safety regulations. Easter will also be observed at local parishes across the Eastern Diocese; check with your parish for information on local observances.

Armenian Church of Florida 2021 Lenten Schedule & Programming

St. David Armenian Church (Boca Raton, FL)

  • Sunday, February 14, 2021: Poon Paregentan: Morning Service at 9:30AM. Holy Badarak/Divine Liturgy at 10:30AM
  • Sunday, February 21, 2021: Sunday of the Expulsion: Morning Service at 9:30AM. Holy Badarak/Divine Liturgy at 10:30AM
  • Sunday, February 28, 2021: Sunday of the Prodigal: Morning Service at 9:30AM. Holy Badarak/Divine Liturgy at 10:30AM
  • Sunday, March 7, 2021: Sunday of the Steward: Morning Service at 9:30AM. Holy Badarak/Divine Liturgy at 10:30AM
  • Sunday, March 14, 2021: Sunday of the Judge: Morning Service – 9:30 AM, Holy Badarak/Divine Liturgy at 10:30 AM
  • Sunday, March 21, 2021: Sunday of the Advent
  • Sunday, March 28, 2021: Palm Sunday (see flyer below)

Friday Lenten Dinner will be held every week. See below and check back for more information posted weekly through Lent.

Schedule of Holy Week Services

  • April 1 – Holy Thursday Remembrance of the Last Supper
    • Holy Badarak 11:00 a.m.
    • Washing of the Feet Ceremony (Vodunluva) 6:30 p.m.
    • The Order Betrayal and Passion of Our Lord 8:00 p.m.
  • April 2 – Holy Friday Remembrance of the Crucifixion of Christ
    • The Order of the Crucifixion of Christ 12:00 p.m.
    • The Entombment of Our Lord Jesus Christ 7:00 p.m.
  • April 3 – Holy Saturday Easter Eve (Jurakalooyts)
    • Holy Saturday Brunch & Easter Egg Hunt – for children 9:00 a.m.
    • Divine Liturgy 5:30 p.m.
  • April 4 – Easter Sunday Feast of Resurrection of Jesus Christ
    • Morning Service 9:30 a.m.
    • Divine Liturgy 10:15 a.m.

St. Hagop Armenian Church (Pinellas Park, FL)

Sunday, March 7, 2021: Lenten Divine Liturgy 10:00-11:15 AM
Arevagal Lenten Sunrise Service 11:15-11:45 AM
Sermon Series-5 Signs of Healthy Church Culture 11:45-12:15 PM
Fellowship with masks & distance 12:15-1:30 PM

Tuesday, March 9, 2021: Parish Council Meeting 6:00-8:00 PM

Wednesday, March 10, 2021: Virtual Discussion Group-Church Culture 7:30-8:30 PM
(participants must register in advance below to get link to join zoom)

Note to Online Worshippers: For Sundays of Lent, our livestream will begin 30 mins. later at 11:15 AM, and end at 12:15PM. We will livestream the beautiful Sunrise (Arevagal) service and the ‘5 Signs of Healthy Church Culture’ series.

Note to In-Person Worshippers: The time of in-person worship has not changed from 10:30AM-12:15PM. The choir & priest will start the closed curtain Lenten Badarak early in order to offer the beautiful Sunrise Arevagal service thereafter.

Sunday Sermon Series
Join us on Lenten Sundays Feb. 21-Mar. 21, in person or via livestream, to explore Bishop Daniel’s challenge to each parish in our Diocese: How to develop a church culture that best forms Christians of the Armenian Orthodox way? Presentation goes from 11:30 AM-12:15 PM. All are welcome.

Wednesday Virtual Discussion Group
Join us via zoom on Lenten Wednesdays Feb. 24-Mar. 24 from 7:30-8:30 PM for interactive follow-up discussions on developing a church culture that best forms Christians of the Armenian Orthodox way. Participants must pre-register click here to receive zoom link. Register once for any/all Wednesday sessions.
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvdOuoqDMsE9E5GEs_2IREMh9d-LrYPAtm

Soorp Haroutiun Armenian Church (Orlando, FL)

Please join the Armenian community of Orlando every Wednesday evening starting at 6:30 PM for the Lenten Service at the Church or on Facebook Live now through March 28, 2021.

LIVE STREAMING ON FACEBOOK

Lenten Bible Study will start at 7:15PM following the service in person and will be held using Zoom Meeting.

Launch Zoom Meeting: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/6249377521?pwd=N3k3UzNKZXpQMlslZ3JWMmN6QzJzQT09

Meeting ID: 624 937 7521
Passcode: Church

St. Mary Armenian Church (Cooper City, FL)

Great Lent Prayer Services

All Lenten Prayer Services begin at 7:00 PM. Gospel Message will follow

  • February 26: Lenten Prayer, 7:00 pm.
  • February 28: Sunday of the Prodigal Son, Holy Badarak at 10:30 am.
  • March 5: Lenten Prayer, 7:00 pm.
  • March 7: Sunday of the Stewart, Holy Badarak at 10:30 am.
  • March 12: Lenten Prayer, 7:00 pm.
  • March 14: Sunday of the Judge. Holy Badarak at 10:30 am.
  • March 19: Lenten Prayer, 7:00 pm.
  • March 21: Sunday of the Advent. Holy Badarak at 10:30 am.
  • March 26: Lenten Prayer, 7:00 pm.
  • March 28: PALM SUNDAY and Youth Day. Holy Badarak at 10:30 AM

Bishop Daniel Voices Concern for Armenia, Artsakh in Letter to President Biden

NEW YORK, NY – In the wake of President Biden’s inauguration as America’s 46th chief executive, Armenian Church of America (Eastern) Diocesan Primate Bishop Daniel Findikyan sent a letter to the White House conveying pressing concerns of the Armenian-American community.

Among these concerns, he said, are ensuring security for Armenia and Armenian communities in the Middle East; the health of our homeland in the aftermath of war and in the midst of the ongoing pandemic crisis; official recognition for Artsakh; and protection of Armenian and Christian heritage sites.

His appeal concludes: “Mr. President, as a man of faith yourself, I know that these concerns of an ancient Apostolic Christian nation are deeply meaningful to you. Please know that in pursuing the above objectives, the Armenian Church of America and its people are eager to support and assist your administration in any way we can.”

Read Bishop Daniel’s letter to President Biden below:

January 27, 2021

President Joseph R. Biden
The White House
Washington, D.C.

Dear President Biden:

On behalf of the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Orthodox Church of America, I wish to extend my warm congratulations to you, on your inauguration as the 46th President of the United States of America.

Today, the Armenian-American citizens of the United States look forward to your national leadership with great anticipation. In your tenure as a senator, Vice President, and public servant, we have admired your strong advocacy for official U.S. recognition of the Armenian Genocide, and your unwavering support for the Republic of Armenia.

Security—of Armenia and of Armenian communities throughout the Middle East—remains a pressing concern among our people in America. We are heartened by your determination to promote a balanced international order, respectful of human rights, and strengthened by intercultural dialogue.

In this time of worldwide affliction, the good people of Armenia bore unique hardships. They were subjected not only to the pandemic, but also to a vicious, unprovoked war by their neighboring country of Azerbaijan. The outcome of the war has placed new burdens on the Armenian people. So it was heartening, in these early days of the Biden administration, to hear incoming Secretary of State Blinken strongly endorse the importance of the Nagorno-Karabagh (Artsakh) peace process, and confirm your pledge to recognize the Armenian Genocide.

Hand-in-hand with these matters is the issue of official recognition for Artsakh, and the protection of Armenian religious monuments in that region, as well as the preservation of Armenian and other Christian heritage sites in Turkey.

Mr. President, as a man of faith yourself, I know that these concerns of an ancient Apostolic Christian nation are deeply meaningful to you. Please know that in pursuing the above objectives, the Armenian Church of America and its people are eager to support and assist your administration in any way we can.

I should add that we would be honored to welcome you to the institutional center of America’s Armenian community: St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral in New York City, located a few blocks away from the United Nations. Please be assured that the cathedral will always be a spiritual home for you and your loved ones.

It is my prayer that you will remain healthy and safe in these still-trying times, President Biden. I pray that under your leadership the American people—and the world that looks to us for guidance—will emerge from this painful period, and progress towards greater peace and prosperity. And I pray that God will always keep you and our country under his watchful gaze. May God be with you, and with all of our fellow citizens.

With my prayers,

Bishop DANIEL
Primate