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Armenian American Comedian Mark “Jiggy” Jigarjian Coming to Orlando, Tampa, and Miami

Florida Armenians is pleased to announce that New York-based Armenian American comedian Mark “Jiggy” Jigarjian will be performing live in Orlando, Miami, and Tampa this April. Below is a list of his upcoming performances:

  • Orlando – Bonkerz Margaritaville Resort (Tickets on sale here for $10.)
    Friday, April 9, 2021
    8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
  • Orlando – Bonkerz Margaritaville Resort (Tickets on sale here for $10.)
    Saturday, April 10, 2021
    8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Tampa – Sidesplitters (Tickets are on sale here for $15.)
    Sunday, April 11, 2021
    5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Miami – Tapas on the Terrace (Tickets are on sale here for $50. Includes wine+tapas)
    Monday, April 12, 2021
    6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Mark “Jiggy” Jigarjian was born and raised outside of Boston, MA and has been performing stand up comedy since 2008. He is best known for his work with TruTV’s Impractical Jokers, touring with them as an opening act for over 7 years. In this role he played some of the world’s most prestigious stages, including sold out shows at Madison Square Garden for the New York Comedy Festival.

Mark has also been featured on TruTV’s After Party, Jokers Wild and in Impractical Jokers: The Movie. He is currently developing a comedy/cooking television show in development and he is a proud member of the iconic Friars Club.

“I’m really look forward to connecting to the Armenian community in Florida and having a laugh on April 11th at Side Splitters Tampa,” Jigarjian told FLArmenians.com.

For more info about Mark “Jiggy” Jigarjian visit www.jiggycomedy.com and you can follow him on Twitter & Instagram @JiggyComedy.

Armenian Church of Florida 2021 Holy Week Schedules

St. David Armenian Church (Boca Raton, FL)

Sunday, April 4, 2021
Easter Sunday
Ժամերգութիւն- Morning Service – 9:30 AMՍ.

Պատարագ- Holy Badarak – Divine Liturgy – 10:30 AM

St. Hagop Armenian Church (Pinellas Park, FL)

Soorp Haroutiun Armenian Church (Orlando, FL)

Easter Divine Liturgy Live Broadcast

Please join us on Easter Sunday, April 4, at 10:00 a.m., for a live broadcast of the Divine Liturgy from St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral in New York.

Bishop Daniel will celebrate the badarak on the Feast of the Glorious Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

The live broadcast of the service will be available online, beginning at 10 a.m. (EDT), on the Eastern Diocese’s Facebook and YouTube platforms. The broadcast will be archived for later viewing.

St. Vartan Cathedral will be open for public worship on Easter Sunday and throughout Holy Week, in strict observance of all city health and safety regulations. Easter will also be observed at local parishes across the Eastern Diocese; check with your parish for information on local observances.

Armenian Church of Florida 2021 Lenten Schedule & Programming

St. David Armenian Church (Boca Raton, FL)

  • Sunday, February 14, 2021: Poon Paregentan: Morning Service at 9:30AM. Holy Badarak/Divine Liturgy at 10:30AM
  • Sunday, February 21, 2021: Sunday of the Expulsion: Morning Service at 9:30AM. Holy Badarak/Divine Liturgy at 10:30AM
  • Sunday, February 28, 2021: Sunday of the Prodigal: Morning Service at 9:30AM. Holy Badarak/Divine Liturgy at 10:30AM
  • Sunday, March 7, 2021: Sunday of the Steward: Morning Service at 9:30AM. Holy Badarak/Divine Liturgy at 10:30AM
  • Sunday, March 14, 2021: Sunday of the Judge: Morning Service – 9:30 AM, Holy Badarak/Divine Liturgy at 10:30 AM
  • Sunday, March 21, 2021: Sunday of the Advent
  • Sunday, March 28, 2021: Palm Sunday (see flyer below)

Friday Lenten Dinner will be held every week. See below and check back for more information posted weekly through Lent.

Schedule of Holy Week Services

  • April 1 – Holy Thursday Remembrance of the Last Supper
    • Holy Badarak 11:00 a.m.
    • Washing of the Feet Ceremony (Vodunluva) 6:30 p.m.
    • The Order Betrayal and Passion of Our Lord 8:00 p.m.
  • April 2 – Holy Friday Remembrance of the Crucifixion of Christ
    • The Order of the Crucifixion of Christ 12:00 p.m.
    • The Entombment of Our Lord Jesus Christ 7:00 p.m.
  • April 3 – Holy Saturday Easter Eve (Jurakalooyts)
    • Holy Saturday Brunch & Easter Egg Hunt – for children 9:00 a.m.
    • Divine Liturgy 5:30 p.m.
  • April 4 – Easter Sunday Feast of Resurrection of Jesus Christ
    • Morning Service 9:30 a.m.
    • Divine Liturgy 10:15 a.m.

St. Hagop Armenian Church (Pinellas Park, FL)

Sunday, March 7, 2021: Lenten Divine Liturgy 10:00-11:15 AM
Arevagal Lenten Sunrise Service 11:15-11:45 AM
Sermon Series-5 Signs of Healthy Church Culture 11:45-12:15 PM
Fellowship with masks & distance 12:15-1:30 PM

Tuesday, March 9, 2021: Parish Council Meeting 6:00-8:00 PM

Wednesday, March 10, 2021: Virtual Discussion Group-Church Culture 7:30-8:30 PM
(participants must register in advance below to get link to join zoom)

Note to Online Worshippers: For Sundays of Lent, our livestream will begin 30 mins. later at 11:15 AM, and end at 12:15PM. We will livestream the beautiful Sunrise (Arevagal) service and the ‘5 Signs of Healthy Church Culture’ series.

Note to In-Person Worshippers: The time of in-person worship has not changed from 10:30AM-12:15PM. The choir & priest will start the closed curtain Lenten Badarak early in order to offer the beautiful Sunrise Arevagal service thereafter.

Sunday Sermon Series
Join us on Lenten Sundays Feb. 21-Mar. 21, in person or via livestream, to explore Bishop Daniel’s challenge to each parish in our Diocese: How to develop a church culture that best forms Christians of the Armenian Orthodox way? Presentation goes from 11:30 AM-12:15 PM. All are welcome.

Wednesday Virtual Discussion Group
Join us via zoom on Lenten Wednesdays Feb. 24-Mar. 24 from 7:30-8:30 PM for interactive follow-up discussions on developing a church culture that best forms Christians of the Armenian Orthodox way. Participants must pre-register click here to receive zoom link. Register once for any/all Wednesday sessions.
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvdOuoqDMsE9E5GEs_2IREMh9d-LrYPAtm

Soorp Haroutiun Armenian Church (Orlando, FL)

Please join the Armenian community of Orlando every Wednesday evening starting at 6:30 PM for the Lenten Service at the Church or on Facebook Live now through March 28, 2021.

LIVE STREAMING ON FACEBOOK

Lenten Bible Study will start at 7:15PM following the service in person and will be held using Zoom Meeting.

Launch Zoom Meeting: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/6249377521?pwd=N3k3UzNKZXpQMlslZ3JWMmN6QzJzQT09

Meeting ID: 624 937 7521
Passcode: Church

St. Mary Armenian Church (Cooper City, FL)

Great Lent Prayer Services

All Lenten Prayer Services begin at 7:00 PM. Gospel Message will follow

  • February 26: Lenten Prayer, 7:00 pm.
  • February 28: Sunday of the Prodigal Son, Holy Badarak at 10:30 am.
  • March 5: Lenten Prayer, 7:00 pm.
  • March 7: Sunday of the Stewart, Holy Badarak at 10:30 am.
  • March 12: Lenten Prayer, 7:00 pm.
  • March 14: Sunday of the Judge. Holy Badarak at 10:30 am.
  • March 19: Lenten Prayer, 7:00 pm.
  • March 21: Sunday of the Advent. Holy Badarak at 10:30 am.
  • March 26: Lenten Prayer, 7:00 pm.
  • March 28: PALM SUNDAY and Youth Day. Holy Badarak at 10:30 AM