Recent News

St. John Food Festival and Our Artsakh Refugee Crisis Response

Thursday, October 12, 2023

It's been four years since our last Food Festival at St. John San Francisco, a tradition as old as the parish itself. This year, we embarked on a passionate journey to revive this cherished celebration. Yet, our excitement was overshadowed by the heart-wrenching crisis in Artsakh. Witnessing thousands of Armenians fleeing persecution and leaving their homeland behind, we grappled with how to approach our upcoming festival, especially given the close ties we have to the affected region.

A Day of Devotion and Learning: Celebrating the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

On the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, our parish was abuzz with activities, devotion, and the spirit of community. This special day not only marked a significant event in our liturgical calendar but also the joyous relaunch of our Sunday School.

Sunday School Registration Now Open for 2023/2024

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

We're excited to share that registration for the upcoming Sunday School year is now open! As we gear up for another year of spiritual growth and education, we invite parents to enroll their children in this enriching journey. Prospective familes can register via our website now.

Classes Begin at 10:30 AM: A New Schedule for a Deeper Experience

Celebrating a Memorable Week at Western Diocese Hye Camp - Building Faith and Friendship!

Thursday, July 27, 2023

Last week, St. John Armenian Church had an incredible time at Week 2 of the Western Diocese Hye Camp Program. Excitement filled the air as our beloved Fr. Mesrop Ash joined our parish kids for an unforgettable experience.

On an early Sunday morning, July 16, a bus filled with enthusiastic Bay Area kids embarked on a journey to the picturesque campsite. Eager to spend a week with fellow Armenians, they were all set to immerse themselves in a week of faith, culture, and fun.

Our Annual Food Festival Cooking Volunteer Dates Now Available!

Thursday, June 29, 2023

We are thrilled to announce that the dates for our highly anticipated Annual Food Festival are now set, and we are calling upon our wonderful volunteers to help us in the kitchen! Our food festival is not just about sharing our delicious Armenian cuisine, it's also about celebrating our community, our culture, and our heritage. And none of this would be possible without the help of our volunteers.

Strengthening Bonds and Building Hope: Connecting With Our Missions in Armenia

Thursday, June 29, 2023

In the spirit of building deeper ties with charitable and evangelical initiatives in Armenia, Fr. Mesrop Ash recently visited Armenia. This impactful trip involved visiting several missions and programs which are proudly supported by St. John Armenian Church of San Francisco, under the auspices of the Western Diocese, with guidance and blessing by His Eminence Abp. Hovnan Derderian.

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.


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