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Sunday School Launches On Sept. 11

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Our Sunday School is overjoyed for the opportunity to launch our 2022/23 program on Sunday, September 11, 2022! We have been hard at work to preparing to bring this vital program back to our community and are excited to share our plans with you.

We are pleased to announce that Sevag Sarkissian will be the superintendent of our Sunday School this year.

Enroll Your Child In Sunday School Today!

Celebrating Assumption at this Year's Picnic

Friday, August 19, 2022
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On Sunday, August 14, 2022, St. John Armenian Apostolic Church celebrated the Feast of Assumption of the Holy Mother of God. The Festal Divine Liturgy was celebrated joyously by Parish Priest, Fr. Mesrop Ash, along with the Altar Servers and Choir members. During the Spiritual Message Fr. Mesrop talked about the priceless gifts that are given to us, the gift of body and blood of our Lord Jesus where we find salvation.

Spring Concert Enlivens the Parish

Thursday, May 19, 2022
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After two years of lock down due COVID-19, St. John Armenian Church of San Francisco once again open its doors to present classical music by professional musicians.

On Saturday, May 14, 2022, UCLA VEM Ensemble string quartet and the soprano soloist performed a very impressive and moving concert.

Fr. Mesrop Ash, welcomed everyone and expressed his gratitude to the performers and invited Professor Movses Pogossian, Director of UCLA Armenian Music Program to host the event.

Holy Week Schedule 2022

Wednesday, April 13, 2022
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We are renewed during the Holy Week experience. Don't miss this opportunity for spiritual transformation.

 

Palm Sunday, April 10, 2022

Divine Liturgy ……………………………………… 10:30 a.m.

Palm Sunday procession with children..... ……....12:00 p.m.

Families are welcome to participate in this special event following the Divine Liturgy. 

 

Maundy Thursday, April 14, 2022

Divine Liturgy and Communion. …………………..10:30 a.m.

Washing of the Feet Service...... ………………….7:00 p.m.

80th Anniversary of the Holy Altar Table of St. John San Francisco

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Sunday, December 5, St. John Armenian Church celebrated the 80th anniversary of the consecration of the St. John Altar. The Divine Liturgy was celebrated by Fr. Mesrop Ash, followed by Requiem Service conducted for the souls of the Rev. Fr. Ghevont Parounak, former pastor of St. John who designed and helped build the altar, and also the soul of Yeretsgin Aghavni and the souls of deceased members of St. John Armenian Church. Upon the conclusion of the Services, Fr. Mesrop Ash invited Mr. Terry Callen the grandson of Fr.

Winter Shelter Volunteer Program Underway

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

After 19 months of lockdown due to COVID-19, St. John Armenian Church was very excited to once again support the SF Interfaith Winter Shelter by preparing and serving hot meals to the homeless. With the help of the many volunteers, St. John has been able to participate in this program since 2016, which has fed hundreds of homeless men.  Beginning on November 21 St. John was able to renew its participation in this God-pleasing ministry.

Supporting Yerevan's Women's Support Center

Thursday, January 13, 2022

St. John Armenian Church is proud to announce its support the accomplishments of Armenia's Women's Support Center, prompting the Parish Council to contribute $5000 to the organization 2021.

One in four women in Armenia suffer from domestic violence, which is why the Women’s Support Center in Yerevan, www.womensupportcenter.org, provides essential services for the social fabric of Armenian society.  In 2021, WSC celebrated 10 years of helping women and families.  

Sunday School Enrollment Is Open, Classes Begin October 3

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Our Sunday School is overjoyed for the opportunity to launch our 2021/22 program on Sunday, October 3! We have been hard at work to preparing to bring this vital program back to our community, and are excited to share our plans with you.

Enroll Your Child In Sunday School Today!

When does Sunday School begin? The first day of Sunday School is October 3, 2021. Classes are from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm.

Wrapping Up Current Phase of Fruitful Partnership with Armenian Army Chaplains

Tuesday, May 18, 2021
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Since 2014 St. John Armenian Church has worked closely with the Army Chaplaincy mission of the Armenian Church. At the outset of the recent war to defend Artsakh, we ramped up our support for this vital program to help our chaplains serve the soldiers. We are proud to announce that with the support of our community we have raised $40,000 to support the Chaplaincy Program of the Armenian Church. With this milestone we are wrapping up this impactful program, having helped our chaplains serve soldiers from 9 battalions throughout Armenia and Artsakh. 

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