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.
St. Mary Church of Hollywood, FL, marked its 18th anniversary on Sunday, December 11. Archbishop Vicken Aykazian, Legate and Ecumenical Director of the Eastern Diocese, celebrated the Divine Liturgy, with the Rev. Fr. Vartan Joulfayan, parish pastor, assisting.
During the celebratory luncheon following services, Archbishop Aykazian stressed the importance of parishioners’ involvement in the life of the church. More than 100 people took part in the event, which also included musical performances and other speakers. The luncheon was sponsored by Jack and Maria Esmerian and family; it was chaired by Women’s Guild member Carmen Masraff.