Once again St. John celebrated its Annual Food Festival on Saturday and Sunday, October 18-19. For the past six months our devoted volunteers were preparing authentic Armenian food and pastries, under the leadership of Christina Ardemis and Linda Lester. This year the kitchen crew was really inspired by the positive energy of these two passionate women, and with fun and laughter they prepared traditional Armenian foods, like Sue Boreg, Kufta, Sarma, and many more.
The Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Christ is one of the five main “Tabernacle” feasts of the Armenian Apostolic Holy Church. It commemorates the transformation or the “transfiguration” that came over Jesus while He was praying. Christ’s face shone like the sun and his clothes became a radiant and gleaming white. The Apostles Peter, James and John witnessed that event which occurred on a high mountain named Tabor.
Summer this year at St.John has been an awesome and cool time so far. We have participated in Christina Ardemis’s Organize and Thrive event, St. John Family Night and the most exciting so far, Lost and Found in Armenia.
It isn’t Christmas yet, but we already have a WISH LIST. It is for our Food Festival coming up on Saturday, October 18 and Sunday, October 19, 2014. As you know, the Food Festival is our main fundraiser.
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.
Once more calling all High School and College students! Last summer St. John started an internship program which was very successful. More than 10 students signed up for the program and worked twice a week on different projects.
There are several occasions throughout December and January to venerate the Nativity and Theophany of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We hope that you will join us!
Holiday Decorations Day
On Sunday, December 8, the parishoners of St. John are invited to help us decorate our hall for the holiday season. We'll have Christmas music playing while we hang the christmas lights, and decorate the tree! A light lunch will be served. Join us!
It was mid-April, when Mr. James Kachian, one of our parishioners, called St. John Church office to inform us that his brother Christopher, guitarist, and Thomas Schönberg, cellist, will be in San Francisco and would like to perform at the Armenian church. With the blessing of our Parish Priest Fr. Mesrop Ash, the concert was scheduled immediately.