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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. Hagop Armenian Church to host Benefit Concert on Beethoven’s 250th Birthday

Haig Yaghoobian

PINELLAS PARK, FL – On Sunday, October 17th, St. Hagop Armenian Church will present a ‘Benefit Concert’ celebrating Beethoven’s 250th birthday, featuring accomplished recital pianist Haig Yaghoobian.

The program features several of Beethoven’s Kleinigkeitin (“little things”), his dynamic Sonata Pathetique (Op. 13, No. 8), and his Busslied (Song of Repentance), based on a sacred poem by Christian Gellert. Accompanying Yaghoobian will be a very special guest: sensational 8-year-old Leo Chen, who will play a Bagatelle, and Rondo.

The concert will start after Church service (Badarak) at 1:00pm in Shahnasarian Hall, St. Hagop Armenian Church, 7020 90th Ave, Pinellas Park, FL 33782 and will be followed by a champagne reception. Admission is $10 at the door.

St. Hagop Armenian Church 14th Anniversary Consecration Celebration

The 14th Anniversary of St. Hagop Armenian Church’s consecration will be held on October 8, 2021 from 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm at The Tides Beach Club. Watch the sunset, sip wines and taste food with ‘Sola Bistro’s’ Tigran Khachaturyan.

The Tides Beach Club is located at 16650 Gulf Blvd, North Redington Beach, FL.

Dress is resort attire, entrance is free, donations are welcomed. Valet parking will be available. Join us to celebrate another awesome year at St. Hagop Armenian Church!

Please RSVP to Jean by Sept. 29, 2021 at or to Chrisanne at 727-545-0380.