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Armenian Church of Southwest Florida Prepares for 2014 Season

Armenian CrossNAPLES, FL – The Armenian Church of Southwest Florida (ACSWFL) will welcome Rev. Fr. Mardiros Chevian to celebrate the Feast of the Nativity and Theophany on January 12, 2014 at 1:30 PM. The service will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 3901 Davis Blvd., Naples, Florida.  Ara Nersesian will serve as Godfather of the Cross during the Blessing of the Water ceremony concluding the Divine Liturgy. Armenian Christmas Dinner (reservation required) will be held in Trinity Hall afterwards.

ACSWFL holds services in November, January, February and March.  Please mark your calendars for the following dates:

  • January 12, 2014 – Badarak by Rev.Fr. Mardiros Chevian, Christmas Dinner to follow;
  • February 11, 2014 – (No Badarak) Ladies & Men’s Luncheon at M Waterfront Grille;
  • February 16, 2014 – Badarak by Very Rev. Aren Jebejian, Bake Sale to follow;
  • March 9, 2014 – Badarak by Very Rev. Fr. Daniel Findikyan, Lenten Luncheon to follow;
  • March 18, 2014 – (No Badarak) Picnic at Longshore Lakes, Naples, Florida.

For further information about our mission parish or to make reservations for any of the luncheons, please email Carole Meghreblian at carolemeghreblian@gmail.com.

Florida Mission Parish Update from Armenian Church of Southwest Florida

Naples, FL – The Rev. Fr. Mardiros Chevian, Dean of St. Nersess Seminary celebrated Armenian Christmas with the parishioners of the Armenian Church of Southwest Florida (ACSWFL) on January 13, 2013.  He was assisted at the altar by Seminarian student Levon Asdourian, and Deacon Allan Tossoonian of St. Hagop’s Church in Pinellas Park.

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The service concluded with the Blessing of Water.  Vahan Janoyan served as Godfather of the Cross.  A procession then followed into the fellowship hall where Fr. Chevian performed a Blessing of the Home ceremony.  Each family received a Nishghark from Fr. Chevian.

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The ACSWFL annual bake sale gave parishioners the opportunity to purchase  a variety of Armenian breads and desserts on display. A catered dinner followed with parishioners greeting old friends from up north and welcoming new members to the parish.

Sylvia Raubolt was presented a Waterford Cross by Fr. Chevian and Carole Meghreblian, chairperson of the ACSWFL. Mrs. Raubolt was one of the orginal parish council members until her retirement this year.

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February & March 2013 Services at ACSWFL

The Armenian Church of Southwest Florida is pleased to welcome the Very Rev. Fr. Daniel Findikyan, Director of the Zohrab Center in New York City, to celebrate the Divine Liturgy on Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 1:00 pm. A light lunch will follow the service.

On March 3, 2013, at 1:00 pm, Fr. Tateos Abdalian, Director of Mission Parishes will celebrate Holy Badarak.  The annual Lenten luncheon will follow.

[See more photos from ACSWFL here]

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

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Photo Caption 1: (L-R): Allan Tossoonian, Deacon, Rev. Mardiros Chevian, Celebrant, Vahan Janoyan, Godfather of the Cross, Levon Asdourian, Seminarian

Photo Caption 2: (L-R): Shirley Yergatian, Tony Akgulian, Diane Akgulian, Julie Couyoumjian

Photo Caption3: (L-R): Parish Council Members Pamela Torosian, Carole Meghreblian, Mariam Tatosian

 

Florida Mission Parish News: Armenian Church of Southwest Florida 2013 Service

Armenian CrossNaples, FL – The Armenian Church of Southwest Florida (ACSWFL) is pleased to welcome the Rev. Fr. Mardiros Chevian, Dean of St. Nersess Seminary, to celebrate Divine Liturgy on Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 1:00 pm. The service will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 3901 Davis Blvd., Naples, Florida 34104. A Iuncheon and bake sale featuring Armenian breads and pastries will follow the service.  For further information about our church or to make luncheon reservations, please call the ACSWFL at (239) 348-3804.