For over one year St. John has been offering seasonal religious education courses with unique, focused, and engaging topics. This program is continuing in 2018 with the newly Winter courses that will be offered from January 30 to March 6. The offerings include last seasons “Whats the Difference?” course and the newly designed “On Living Simply” course. As always, all courses are free, meet 4 to 5 times, and last about an hour.
In light of the tragic news that has captivated our community, regarding the dozens of lives lost in the defense of the border of Nagorno-Karabakh against unwarranted Azeri aggression, St. John Armenian Church will be hosting a prayer vigil on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at 7:00pm.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! The Ladies Society will be selling large Christmas Choreg on Sundays after church for $15.00 each. All proceeds will go to Armenian Summer Camp Scholarships for our children.
Prepare for Easter and order your Presale Soubereg now. Ladies Society will be making Soubereg in time for Easter. Order ¼ or ½ trays and pay in full by January 10th for pickup at the end of February. $15.00-$30.00 each. Proceeds will go to Armenian Summer Church Camp Scholarships and the Garden committee.
It isn’t Christmas yet, but we already have a WISH LIST. It’s for our Food Festival coming up ONLY ONE DAY THIS YEAR on Saturday, October 24. As you know, the Food Festival is our main fund raiser.
Our St. John ladies and men are already preparing the delicious foods that all of us, and our usual 2,000 plus guests, will enjoy in October.
The cornerstone of our life as Armenian Orthodox Christians is prayer. The essence of our prayer life can be found in the Prayers of the Hours, the rites of common prayers that are conducted throughout the day, especially in the morning and evening. Therefore, last year we endeavored to re-establish this tradition in our community to observing the evening prayer hour, every Wednesday at 7pm.
We are excited to announce that the 2015/2016 Sunday School year will officially begin on September 13, on the occasion of the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. Students are welcome to go to the Ashjian Room for a welcoming assembly, then they will attend Divine Liturgy as a group to celebrate the Feast, and hear a children’s sermon prepared by Fr. Mesrop.
It is with great excitement that we announce to our faithful that we will be resuming publication our parish's monthly printed newsletter beginning this Fall. We offer this good news to our faithful in order to engage them in the restablishment and continued effort necessary to offer a quality publication of benefit to our parish. Please contact us if you would like to volunteer to help support this effort, as regular contributors and copy editors.
St. John Armenian Church are happy to announce that as of January 2015 there will be special discounted membership dues for students aged 18-25. Students will be asked to support the church in the amount of $50 annually, a discount from the $125 that is asked of standard members.
We need volunteers to lead each cooking sessions as an example, Linda Lester will take the lead for souboreg and kufta. If you are interested please contact Linda Lester at 415-648-3540 and we will contact volunteers to help you.
We are pleased to announce that starting January 8, 2014, Fr. Mesrop Ash will be conducting Evening (Vespers) Service every Wednesday, from 6:30pm-7:00pm. The service will be concluded with a short spiritual reflection. Our parishoners are encouraged to participate in this meditative service.