Tuesday, May 8, 2018, His Holiness Karekin II, the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, confirmed the election of the Very Reverend Fr. Daniel Findikyan as the new Primate of the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church. For this occasion, Fr. Aren Jebejian and Fr. Armash Bagdasarian sent a congratulatory letter to the newly elected Primate.
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Menu for Tuesday, August 7
Lulu Kabob with Bulghur Pilaf
Baked Chicken & Rice Pilaf
Lunch is served at noon
Your $7 donation includes: salad, entrée with side, dessert, coffee, water
Individually plated meal served on china with linens
Today, Thursday, April 5, the Vatican unveiled a statue of St. Gregory of Narek, in the presence of Pope Francis and His Holiness Karekin II, Catholicos of All Armenians.
Catholicos of Cilcia His Holiness Aram I and Armenia's President Serge Sargsyan were also present for the unveiling. Other church dignitaries, including Diocesan Primate Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, traveled to Rome to take part in the ceremony honoring one of the great historical figures of the Armenian Church.
Armenians have long revered Narek as the author of the collection of mystical poems known as the "Book of Lamentations," among other spiritual treasures. But in 2015, the 10th-century Armenian monk was approved by Pope Francis as a Doctor of the Roman Catholic Church.
The Catholic Church recognizes only 36 doctors of the church, including Augustine of Hippo, John Chrysostom, and Thomas Aquinas. Gregory of Narek is the most recent figure to be placed among this exalted group. His feast day among Catholics is February 27.
Eye surgery has definitely changed 16-year-old Mariam Mkrtchyan's life in many ways, not least of which is her improved self-confidence. Mariam underwent surgery for strabismus, or crossed eyes, in April. She had developed crossed eyes after a bad fall at age two. Since the family had no means to pay for corrective surgery, she dealt with her condition until she was accepted into FAR's Child Poverty Reduction Program, which the costs. Her mother is very happy that Mariam was accepted into FAR's program. "Raising four children is not easy. I would never be able to make $500 to pay for the surgery. I am very thankful to the donors who helped us," she said.
Our Parish Administrator, Gary Melikian, has indicated his intention to step down from his position in the fourth quarter of 2018. Consequently, the Parish Council is actively recruiting a replacement and asks that anyone interested in applying for the position submit their qualifications, with cover letter, to the Parish Council Chairman directly or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than August 1, 2018. Please contact the church office directly for detailed job description.
The Komitas Choir conducted another fruitful week of immersing twenty of our youth in Armenian Culture
Thanks to the Instructors... Fr. Aren, Fr. Armash, Fr. Garabed, Dn. Rubik, Dikran, Naiyri, Dolly, Joy, Levon, Anahit, Ann Marie And to the Counselors.... Sevana, Mara, Ani, Lerna, Noubar, Alex and Oshen And to the Program Coordinator.. Denise K. The Komitas Choir conducted another fruitful week of immersing twenty of our youth in Armenian Culture
The Parish Office looking for a part-time Bookkeeper (20-24 hours per week). Qualified candidate will be experienced in all aspects of computer-based double-entry accounting and reporting. Interested candidates should send a resume to email@example.com or come to the Administrator's office during business hours.
Our Diocese will be granting scholarships to undergraduate, college-age youth for the academic year 2018-2019. These scholarships are earmarked for Armenian American students attending accredited 4-year undergraduate university programs. Preference will be given to those who are active in the life of the Armenian churches of the Eastern Diocese. Altar servers, Sunday or Armenian school teachers, active ACYOA members, choir members, etc. . The scholarship program is open to U.S. Citizens only.
The application and reference forms must be submitted electronically.
Special service at the church picnic for the Little Saints on Sunday,
August 12 at 1:00 p.m.. Fr. Aren invites all Little Saints to participate in the special grape blessing. We invite all Little Saints, old and new, to come and meet us on the picnic grounds for this special blessing.
If you would like to make a donation towards the cost of grapes for
Blessing of the Grapes for Sunday, August 12th, in honor of or in memory of a loved one, please contact the church office at (248) 569-3405 by Tuesday, August 7th.
July 2018 Events and Flyers
ST. NERSESS 2018 SUMMER CONFERENCES
Deacons’ Training Program: Thursday, June 28—Saturday, July 7
High School Conference: Friday, July 20— Sunday, July 29
Post High School Conference: Friday, August 3— Sunday, August 12