St. David Armenian Church (Boca Raton)
St. Mary Armenian Church (Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood)
St. Hagop Armenian Church (Tampa/Pinellas Park)
Armenian Christmas Liturgy, Blessing of the Waters, Brunch & Children’s Performance This Sunday-Jan.7!
Join us this Sunday, January 7th to celebrate a special Armenian Christmas Badarak, followed by the Blessing of the Waters with godfather Greg Ekizian. Following worship the Women’s Guild invites all to a complimentary Christmas Brunch as we watch our young people perform their Armenian/Christmas songs taught by Suzy Hovhanissian. Please join us for a special Sunday.
Soorp Haroutiun Armenian Church (Orlando)
Please Join Us to Celebrate Armenian Christmas, January 7, 2018 – Armenian Christmas Divine Liturgy and Blessing of the Water – 10:30 a.m. Following the Soorp Badarak, please join us for a Farewell Luncheon in honor of Fr. Armash, Yeretzgeen Maran, and Nathaniel. For more information about the luncheon, please call Pat Baligian at (407) 438-8433. Luncheon donations: $10.00 per adult; $5.00 for children (5 to 12 years old); Children under 5 years old are free.
Watch the Armenian Christmas Service Broadcast from St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral
On Saturday, January 6th, the Armenian Church observed the Feast of the Nativity and Theophany of Our Lord Jesus Christ. At St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral in New York, Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Primate of the Eastern Diocese, celebrated the Divine Liturgy and performed the “Blessing of Water” ceremony. You can watch the entire Service by clicking below.
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.
As Florida Armenians prepare to celebrate Christmas on January 6th, the following programs will take place across Florida:
St. David Armenian Church of Boca Raton will hold Armenian Christmas Eve Divine Liturgy on Thursday, January 5th at 6:30pm, and Armenian Christmas Day Divine Liturgy on Friday, January 6th at 10:30am.
The Armenian Church of Southwest Florida (ACSWFL) will observe Armenian Christmas on Sunday, January 8th at 1:30pm. A Badarak Service and Armenian Christmas Dinner with V. Rev. Fr. Daniel Findikyan will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 3901 Davis Blvd., Naples, FL 34104.
St. Hagop Armenian Church will hold Armenian Christmas Eve Service on Thursday, January 5th at 6:30 pm. Armenian Christmas will be observed on Sunday, January 8th.