ACYO Jr. Meeting in Held

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

On Sunday, February 15, following the Divine Liturgy, under the leadership of Fr. Mesrop Ash and Youth Advisor Edward Barber Jr.  twelve members participated in the Armenian Church Youth Organization meeting. During the meeting they discussed the upcoming ACYO Jr. Retreat, Hye Camp registration and upcoming activities including April 24 events.

If anyone is interested in joining St. John ACYO please contact Fr. Mesrop Ash.

Gathering of the Eastern Churches of the Bay Area

Friday, January 30, 2015

On January 29, Fr. Hovel Ohanyan, parish priest of St. Vartan Oakland, and Fr. Mesrop Ash of St. John San Francisco participated in meeting and prayer service of the Eastern Churches of the Bay Area (ECoBA), hosted by Our Lady of Lebanon Catholic Church in Millbrae. Ten clergy from different denominations joined in the Vesper Service and enjoyed a meal. In the spirit of brotherly love and respect they discussed issues effecting the Christian communities Near and Middle East, and how our parishes can help support them. Fr. Hovel and Fr.

72nd Annual Food Festival Recap

Thursday, October 30, 2014

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.

Family Day at St. John Church Salutes Armenians of Istanbul

Friday, August 1, 2014

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.

2014 Food Festival Wish List

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

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.

Christmas Celebrations

Monday, December 2, 2013

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!

150 Gather for Annual Picnic

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
With the sun shining, birds singing, and the smell of Armenian food on the breeze, the families of St. John came together at Junipero Serra Park for the Annual Church Picnic.
The gorgeous day began with the observation of the Morning Prayers of the Armenian Church. Fr. Mesrop, parish priest, offered the spiritual message regarding the beauty of salvation through serving one another.


Thursday, August 29, 2013
600 pounds of lamb, 100 pounds of butter, 1,000 eggs, 300 pounds of onions, 100 pounds of rice, and 100 pounds of cheese. Sounds like the supplies for an army?
Not quite.  It’s a partial shopping list in preparation for St. John Armenian Church’s Annual Food Festival slated for Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 20, 2013 starting at noon both days and lasting through the evening.


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