Events

Family Day at St. John Church Salutes Armenians of Istanbul

Friday, August 1, 2014
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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
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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
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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
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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.
 

ST. JOHN ARMENIAN CHURCH GEARS UP FOR FOOD FESTIVAL

Thursday, August 29, 2013
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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.
 

Family Kef Night

Tuesday, July 30, 2013
On Saturday, July 20, 2013, St. John hosted the Summer Family Kef Night. It was a fun evening for the many faithful that attended, young and old. Children played ping-pong, foosball, and other games. Young singles and parents played cards and backgammon, and enjoyed conversation with one another.
 

Celebratory Concert Successfully Raises Funds for Music School

Monday, May 6, 2013
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Saturday, April 27, St. John Sayat Nova Cultural Committee hosted a Celebratory and Benefit Concert to honor Rev. Fr. Mesrop Ash’s First Anniversary of his ordination to Holy priesthood. St. John Paul Family Hall was filled with parishioners from the entire Bay Area. Fr. Mesrop Ash welcomed everyone and after a prayer invited the performers to start the program.

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