Annual Christmas Party Brightens Parish Life

Publish Date: 
Tuesday, December 13, 2016

With Christmas quickly approaching, the faithful of St. John Armenian Church gathered for the Annual Christmas Party, an occasion when the parish hosts a common meal and welcomes the community at large to have a pleasant time in the spirit of the Christmas season, conditioning our hearts to receive the love-filled and glorious birth of Jesus Christ.

During the Divine Liturgy, the children of the parish were invited to come forward and receive a special Christmas message about the importance of generosity.

Following church services, the party began with a special performance by the children and youth of the parish, including a traditional Armenian dance, a performance of the Sunday School band, poem recitations, and the singing of Christmas Carols. At the conclusion of the program, Santa Claus made a surprise visit, passing out gifts, and taking photos with the families.