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St. John to resume publication of monthly newsletter

Monday, June 8, 2015

It is with great excitement that we announce to our faithful that we will be resuming publication our parish's monthly printed newsletter beginning this Fall. We offer this good news to our faithful in order to engage them in the restablishment and continued effort necessary to offer a quality publication of benefit to our parish. Please contact us if you would like to volunteer to help support this effort, as regular contributors and copy editors.

Camp Scholarships Application for 2015

Friday, May 29, 2015
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St. John Armenian church is happy to release the Unified Camp Scholarship Application for 2015. It is a source of great spiritual joy for our community that many of our young people have applied and been accepted to participate in the Armenian Church Summer Camp of the Western Diocese. Through the generosity of various funds established with the purpose of sending young Armenians to Hye Camp, St. John is offering several scholarships to children and youth who have been active in the life of the parish.

St. John Participates in Sports Weekend

Thursday, May 28, 2015
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For the past 6 months, St. John Jr. ACYO boys has been practicing basketball to participate in ACYO Sports Weekend which is held on Memorial weekend.  Friday, May 23, under the leadership of Fr. Mesrop Ash and their coach Vasgen Kosdantyan, St. John participated the 51st Annual ACYO Sports Weekend. We are proud to announce that the Jr. ACYO of St. John received the 3rd place Basketball trophy. Furthermore, all of the boys served on the Holy Altar during the Divine Liturgy at St. Paul Armenian Church in Fresno. We're also proud that long serving St.

Bay Area Armenian Churches Celebrate Divine Liturgy and Ecumenical Service

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
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Armenians throughout the world joined together to commemorate the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide. Hundreds of thousands Armenians participated in marches, attended concerts, Ecumenical services and other events. For Bay Area Armenians this was no exception. On of their commemorative events took place on Sunday May 3rd, as all the Bay Area Clergy of the Armenian Churches came together to celebrate Divine Liturgy and offer thanks to God for the resurrection of the Armenian Nation, at St. John Armenian Church.

Bay Area Clergy Host Eastern Churches of the Bay Area Prayer Service

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
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On March 19, 2015, St. Vartan Armenian Church welcomed the clergy of the Eastern Churches of the Bay Area (ECoBA) to participate in joint prayers service in Lenten dinner. The event was hosted by Fr. Hovel Ohanyan, Parish Priest of St. Vartan, in cooperation with Fr. Datev Harutyunyan, Vicar of the Northern Region and Parish Priest of St. Andrew Armenian Church of Cupertino, and Fr. Mesrop Ash, Parish Priest of St. John Armenian Church of San Francisco.

Dean of St. Nersess Visits St. John

Monday, March 23, 2015

Sunday, March 15, 2015, was a memorable day for St. John parishioners. Rev. Fr. Mardiros Chevian, the Dean of the St. Nersess Armenian Seminary, who was visiting St. John church from New York, delivered the spiritual Message following the Divine Liturgy. Fr. Chevian, talked about how Jesus chose random fishermen to be his disciples, and they followed him because they had the calling. He challenged the congregation to find Christ's new disciples amongst them.

Lenten Recipe: Priest’s Soup

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
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1 cup red lentils
2 ½ cups cold water
2 small onions, quartered
¼ cup long-grain rice
4 cups boiling water
1 ½ teaspoons salt
½ teaspoon ME red pepper
 

1- Pick over and rinse lentils. Add the saucepan with cold water to cover. Bring to the boil, lower flame and simmer, uncovered, 10 to 15 minutes until water is almost absorbed and lentils have turned yellow. Mixture will resemble a thick paste.

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