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Armenian Christmas Celebrations in Florida 2022

Boca Raton

All church services, including Armenian Christmas celebrations, are cancelled until further notice due to a COVID-19 outbreak at St. David Armenian Church.

Ft. Lauderdale

Below is the schedule for St. Mary Armenian Church.




Due to Fr. Hovnan testing positive for Covid 19, the Christmas Eve Jrakalooyts Badarak scheduled for this Wed. Jan. 5th has been cancelled.

This coming Sunday January 9th, worship will be livestream only and fellowship postponed, due to an outbreak of Covid within our community.

Joining several other parishes in our Diocese, we will postpone the blessing of waters and special fellowship at least until next Sunday Jan 16th.

Please use this link to livestream the Sunday January 9th worship from St. Hagop.

We hope to see everyone back in person for Sunday, January 16th worship and fellowship. Please wear your mask when you do attend, or if you feel safer at home, join us via livestream!

With prayers for health and blessings in the New Year,

Fr. Hovnan and the St. Hagop Parish Council

P.S. Fr. Hovnan’s symptoms are not severe, with every hope for a quick recovery. He is triple vaccinated and was wearing his mask except when seated to eat and chat. We urge all to take necessary precautions for our common health.

This post was updated on January 6, 2022 at 10:00am.

St. David Armenian Church Women’s Guild Annual Christmas Luncheon

In Memoriam: Connie Alchian

Connie Alchian (11/27/1925 – 7/12/2021)

BOCA RATON, FL – It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Connie Alchian (11/27/1925 – 7/12/2021), whose warm presence and friendly smile has been an integral part of our South Florida Armenian American community and St. David Armenian Church family for the last four decades. We will miss her greatly and we offer our sincere condolences to her entire family.

Unfortunately, Funeral Service has been CANCELLED due to an increase in COVID-19 cases in Palm Beach County, FL.

The family of Connie Alchian announced the passing of 96 year old Connie Alchian on August 18. Connie is survived by her loving sister Rose Killian, her niece Lynn Abbate and husband William Abbate of Delray Beach Florida – and their family Ryan and Kariann, and Bill of New Jersey and New York respectively, and their 4 grandchildren; and her nephew Barry Tarzy and his wife Alice and their family – Tami and Joel Aronow, Scott and Pauline Tarzy, Jim and Barbara Tarzy, and Michael and Stacy Tarzy– and their 11 grandchildren all of New Jersey. Connie’s two brothers, John and Sargent both pre-deceased her.

Born in New Jersey in 1925, Connie attended both grammar school and high school there. Her father died when she was very young, and shortly afterwards she and her mother went to California on vacation to be with relatives. They decided to stay in California and it was there that Connie met Bob Alchian, and in time they were wed. Years later, Connie and Bob retired in Florida living close to her sister Rose and husband Leo. Connie and her sister Rose were inseparable, traveling together often, and especially in serving St. David’s Armenian Church as active members of the Church Women’s Guild. Her memory will live forever in our Church and wider South Florida Armenian family. May she rest in peace in the Kingdom of Heaven.

Upon the request of the family, donations may be made to:

St. David Armenian Church
2300 Yamato Rd.
Boca Raton, FL 33431