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Florida Mission Parish Update from Armenian Church of Southwest Florida

Naples, FL – The Rev. Fr. Mardiros Chevian, Dean of St. Nersess Seminary celebrated Armenian Christmas with the parishioners of the Armenian Church of Southwest Florida (ACSWFL) on January 13, 2013.  He was assisted at the altar by Seminarian student Levon Asdourian, and Deacon Allan Tossoonian of St. Hagop’s Church in Pinellas Park.

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The service concluded with the Blessing of Water.  Vahan Janoyan served as Godfather of the Cross.  A procession then followed into the fellowship hall where Fr. Chevian performed a Blessing of the Home ceremony.  Each family received a Nishghark from Fr. Chevian.

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The ACSWFL annual bake sale gave parishioners the opportunity to purchase  a variety of Armenian breads and desserts on display. A catered dinner followed with parishioners greeting old friends from up north and welcoming new members to the parish.

Sylvia Raubolt was presented a Waterford Cross by Fr. Chevian and Carole Meghreblian, chairperson of the ACSWFL. Mrs. Raubolt was one of the orginal parish council members until her retirement this year.

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February & March 2013 Services at ACSWFL

The Armenian Church of Southwest Florida is pleased to welcome the Very Rev. Fr. Daniel Findikyan, Director of the Zohrab Center in New York City, to celebrate the Divine Liturgy on Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 1:00 pm. A light lunch will follow the service.

On March 3, 2013, at 1:00 pm, Fr. Tateos Abdalian, Director of Mission Parishes will celebrate Holy Badarak.  The annual Lenten luncheon will follow.

[See more photos from ACSWFL here]

ACSWFL services are held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 3901 Davis Blvd., Naples, Florida.

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Photo Caption 1: (L-R): Allan Tossoonian, Deacon, Rev. Mardiros Chevian, Celebrant, Vahan Janoyan, Godfather of the Cross, Levon Asdourian, Seminarian

Photo Caption 2: (L-R): Shirley Yergatian, Tony Akgulian, Diane Akgulian, Julie Couyoumjian

Photo Caption3: (L-R): Parish Council Members Pamela Torosian, Carole Meghreblian, Mariam Tatosian

 

Florida Mission Parish News: Armenian Church of Southwest Florida 2013 Service

Armenian CrossNaples, FL – The Armenian Church of Southwest Florida (ACSWFL) is pleased to welcome the Rev. Fr. Mardiros Chevian, Dean of St. Nersess Seminary, to celebrate Divine Liturgy on Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 1:00 pm. The service will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 3901 Davis Blvd., Naples, Florida 34104. A Iuncheon and bake sale featuring Armenian breads and pastries will follow the service.  For further information about our church or to make luncheon reservations, please call the ACSWFL at (239) 348-3804.

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.