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Armenian Church of Southwest Florida Winter Service Resumes in November

By Carole Meghreblian
FLArmenians Naples Contributor

The Armenian Church of Southwest Florida is pleased to welcome Rev. Fr. Hovnan Demerjian, pastor of St. Hagop Armenian Church in St. Petersburg, Florida to celebrate Divine Liturgy on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 12:00 pm. The service will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 3901 Davis Blvd., Naples, Florida.  (Please note the change of both day and time). This will be followed by a free lunch (donations accepted!). For further information about our church or to be placed on our mailing list, please call The Armenian Church of Southwest Florida at 239-348-3804.

Armenian Bible Study, Khashlama Luncheon at St. Mary’s Armenian Church This Sunday

This Sunday, October 7, St. Mary Armenian Church in Hollywood, Florida is pleased to invite you to attend their Bible Study. All children and parents will be listening to a Bible story shared by Fr. Vartan Joulfayan.  Following the Liturgy, a special Armenian dish, Khashlama/Խաշլամա, and hot dogs for kids, will be served in Davitian Hall.  The luncheon will be sponsored and served by Arayik & Armine Kocharian family and friends.

Earlier this year, FLArmenian Cuisine Contributors Robyn and Doug Kalajian shared their Khashlama recipe with our readers and we sure hope you enjoyed it.

FLArmenians encourage you to make a special effort and join them on Sunday. Bon a petit!

Requiem for the late Archbishop Aghan Baliozian (1946-2012)

With great sorrow, the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of America learned of the passing of His Eminence Archbishop Aghan Baliozian, the longtime Primate of the Diocese of Australia and New Zealand, who entered into his eternal rest on September 22, in Sydney, Australia. He was 66.

Archbishop Aghan was greatly beloved by the people he served. He was a leader in the international ecumenical movement, and was highly admired as a prominent figure in his country’s religious life. Click here for biographical background on Archbishop Aghan.

In a directive issued earlier this week, Diocesan Primate Archbishop Khajag Barsamian requested that parishes of the Eastern Diocese remember Archbishop Aghan Baliozian through a hokehankisd service on Sunday, September 30.