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Schedule of Holy Week 2014

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
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Palm Sunday, April 13, 2014
Divine Liturgy………………………………………………10:30 a.m.
Opening of the Curtain (Turnpatzek)……............12:00 Noon
Followed by blessing of palm branches and solemn procession.
 
Maundy Thursday, April 17, 2014
Divine Liturgy            and Communion……………..10:30 a.m.
Washing of the Feet Service……………………………7:00 p.m.
Service of Betrayal and Passion……………………….8:15 p.m.
 
Good Friday, April 18, 2014
Service of the Burial of Our Lord…………………… 7:00 p.m.
Buffet dinner ……………………………………………...8:00 p.m.
 

Primate Presides of Divine Liturgy, Ordination and Michink Luncheon

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
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Sunday, March 30, was truly a day filled with the grace of the Holy Spirit for St. John parishioners. It was a special day of many activities incluiding the Episcopal Divine Liturgy, ordination of Deron Kapeghian to the deaconate, Hokehankist requiem service for Sumgayit massacres, our Michink luncheon, and the workshop organized by the Christian Education Council with Northern California Sunday School Students and parents.

“Ordinary Genocide” Film Screening

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
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On Monday, March 31, 2014 St. John Armenian Church hosted a screening of the documentary film “Ordinary Genocide.” Present were the films producers Marina Grigoryan and Haykaram Nahapetyan.  The film, with cutting honesty, presented the horrible events endured by the Armenians of Azerbaijan and Nagorno Karabagh between 1988-1991. Upon the conclusion of the film screening there were discussions and a Q&A with the film makers.

Lenten Dessert Taheen Cookies

Tuesday, April 1, 2014
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2 cups all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon salt, optional
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ cup margarine, soft
½ cup taheen
¾ cup sugar
¾ cup water

1-Measure flour into a bowl and stir in the salt and baking soda.

2-In a larger bowl, add margarine, taheen, and sugar, using a fork to mix together. Then add the flour mixture, blending together with a fork or your hands. Gradually add the water and continue to mix.

Lenten Recipe Fava Beans in Olive Oil (Tsetov Paglah)

Monday, March 17, 2014
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1 pound fresh, tender fava beans, trimmed, and coarse strings removed
1 ½ teaspoons salt juice of half lemon
½ cup olive oil
¾ cup coarsely chopped onion
3 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
½ teaspoon ME red pepper
1 teaspoon sugar
¾ cup water
3 tablespoons chopped dill
  1. Cut beans into 1-inch lengths, sprinkle with half the salt, add the lemon juice and toss to coat. Add just enough water to cover the beans, then set aside.

Youth Blessing on Feast of St. Sarkis

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

St. Sarkis is one of the most revered Saints of the Armenian Church. He is also considered a saint who understand the youth, and therefore St. John Armenain Church has established the tradition that on the occasion of the Feast of St. Sarkis the youth will receive a special blessing at the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy.

On February 16, 2014 the kids of St. Johns gathered before the Holy Altar to receive there blessing by Fr. Mesrop Ash, the Parish Priest, along with the prayers of the faithful.

May God bless and protect all children and young peoples.

 

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