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.
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.
- 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.
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.
The World Day of Prayer is an international ecumenical Christian laywomen’s initiative. It is run under the motto “Informed Prayer and Prayerful Action,” and is celebrated annually in over 170 countries on the first Friday in March. The movement aims to bring together women of various races, cultures and traditions in a yearly common Day of Prayer, as well as in closer fellowship, understanding and action throughout the year.
It has been a wonderful tradition to commemorate St. Vartan and his Companions jointly with all the Bay Area Armenian Churches. Each year's commemoration takes place in one of the Armenian Churches. This year, St. John Armenian Church hosted the feast day. The Divine Liturgy was celebrated by Rev. Fr. Asoghig Jamgochian, parish priest of St. James Armenian Church of Sacramento.
- 2 onions, sliced
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 1 bunch celery leaves removed
- ½ cup water
- 3-4 garlic cloves, coarsely sliced
- ¼ cup red or green pepper, coarsely chopped
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 rounded teaspoon tomato paste
- juice of 1 lemon
February 21-23 the Paul Family Hall was transformed in to a warm and intimate gallery decorated by the beautiful and unique artwork of renowned artist Lilit Soghomonyan. Lilit was invited by Saint John Armenian Church for her San Francisco debut solo exhibition.