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St. John Sunday School Culminates Successful Year with Joyous Celebration

Thursday, May 25, 2023

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, May 21, 2023 - St. John's Sunday School concluded a highly successful academic year with a wonderful celebration on May 21, 2023. The event, eagerly anticipated by students, parents, and faculty, was marked by a series of lively performance, presentations and recognitions.

Feast of the Ascension Celebrated by St. John San Francisco and St. Vartan Oakland

Thursday, May 25, 2023

In an auspicious observance, St. John San Francisco and St. Vartan Oakland marked the Feast of the Ascension, known as Hampartsoum in Armenian, on May 18, 2023. The day's events unfolded with reverence and solemnity, reflecting the significance of this paramount event in the Christian liturgical calendar.

Primates Pastoral Visit to St. John San Francisco, Marks 80th Anniversary of the Parish

Thursday, December 1, 2022

On November 19 and 20, during his pastoral visitation to St. John Armenian Church of San Francisco, His Eminence Abp. Hovnan Derderian, accompanied by Mr. Derik Ghookasian, Chair of the Diocesan Council, presided over several gatherings, most notably the 80th Anniversary of St. John Armenian Church, and a pilgrimage to the historic landmark and Genocide Monument, the Mt. Davidson Cross.

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

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

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

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.


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