Armenian Church of Southwest Florida Hosts Religious Leaders
By Carole Meghreblian
FLArmenians Naples Contributor
The Armenian Church of Southwest Florida concluded its last service of the season on Sunday, March 11 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Naples, Florida. Over 125 parishioners were present, the largest number of parishioners to attend Holy Service (Badarak) to date. The Very Rev. Fr. Aren Jebejian from St. Gregory Armenian Church in Chicago was the celebrant. He was assisted by Deacon Allan Tossoonian from St. Hagop’s Armenian Church in Pinellas Park. Organist Pierre Abadjian and fourteen choir members from across the United States, provided the beautiful music. Also in attendance were Hayr Soorp’s parents, Rev. Fr. Nerses and Yeretzgin Aurora Jebejian.
A light luncheon followed in the hall where parishioners enjoyed both an Armenian and American menu. The annual bake sale, featuring delicious katahs, simit, and other Armenian favorites, was completely sold out.
Anyone visiting or living in the Naples, Fort Myers, Marco Island area and wishing to participate in future events, please follow http://www.FLArmenians.com. Services are held November through April.
Carole Meghreblian is the Parish Council Chair of the Armenian Church of Southwest Florida. She can be reached at email@example.com.
This story has been updated.