Florida Armenians is pleased to announce that Primate of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern Diocese) Fr. Daniel Findikyan will make his first visit to St. Hagop Armenian Church in Pinellas Park, FL on January 25 and 27.
On Friday evening, January 25th, beginning at 6:30PM, after a 10 minute Hrashapar prayer, Fr. Daniel will join members of the Armenian community on the West Coast of Florida for dinner. Parishioners will have the opportunity to share their thoughts and to hear his vision on the future direction of the Diocese.
On Sunday January 27th, Fr. Daniel will lead the parish in worship and deliver the sermon. After Church guests are invited to gather for a special fellowship in Shahnasarian Hall.
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.
HOLLYWOOD, FL – Upon the invitation of Fr. Vartan Joulfayan, Pastor of St. Mary Armenian Church, the V. Rev. Fr. Daniel Findikyan, Director of Zohrab & Clara Information Center in New York, celebrated the Divine Liturgy and delivered the homily on Sunday, November 6th.
Rev. Fr. Vartan shared the Bible story with the children. Following the Liturgy, Khashlama luncheon was sponsored and served by the Kocharyan family. Assisting in the preparation of the luncheon were, Suren & Hasmik Hairapetyan.
After the luncheon, Fr. Findikyan made a power-point presentation and delivered a very enlightening and highly educational lecture. The topic of the lecture was: “The Holy Martyrs of the Armenian Genocide: From Victims to Victors.”
All parishioners and children had a blessed day, enjoyed the luncheon and listened to the illuminating and very interesting lecture, which gave knowledge and understanding of the meaning of martyrdom and sanctification, holiness and ultimate sacrifice for the love of Jesus Christ to inherit the kingdom of God.
St. Mary Armenian Church thanks the Kocharyan and Hairapetyan families for sponsoring, preparing and serving the delicious luncheon. St. Mary also offers their gratitude to V. Rev. Fr. Daniel Findikyan for celebrating the Divine Liturgy with us and delivering a very enriching and dynamic lecture.