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New Pianos at Kanakeravan Art School

Thursday, November 7, 2013

In April 2013, the Sayat Nova Cultural Committee of St. John Armenian Church organized a concert in honor the Holy Priesthood of the Armenian Church on the occasion of the First Anniversary of the Ordination of Fr. Mesrop Ash. Thanks to the generousity of our parishoners who supported this event, a donation was given to the Paros Foundation to provide much needed pianos for the Kanakervan Art School in Armenia. The Paros Foundation has just reported that these pianos have been purchased and installed in the school. Watch the video and follow the link below for more information.

Weekly Armenian Language Classes Launched

Thursday, October 31, 2013

When St. John Armenian Church of San Francisco announced that it would be launching a weekly Armenian Language class for adults at the beginning of October, the response was remarkable. On October 8, 2013, with over 30 registrants, free weekly Armenian classes began, providing Eastern Armenian instruction to students from teenagers to seniors and from a myriad of backgrounds.

KQED Airs Story About St. John Food Festival

Thursday, October 17, 2013

On Wednesday morning, Bay Area Armenians were pleasantly surprised to hear a fun and thoughtful story about our community, our annual Food Festival, our culture and faith aired on KQED. The story, by Rachael Myrow, was made possible by the facilitation of Food Festival committee member Elise Kazanjian and with the support of Mrs. Amelia Surabian. St. John parish thanks all involved in bringing this story about.

Announcing Free Weekly Armenian Language Classes

Friday, September 27, 2013

We are happy to announce that beginning in October, Armenian Language classes will be held every Tuesday evening at 7:00pm. Community members are welcome to join this class, free of charge and learn about how to read, write and speak Armenian. This class will also be an opportunity to gain knowledge about Armenian culture, such as poetry.

Register for the class online, or call the church office at (415) 661-1142.

150 Gather for Annual Picnic

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
With the sun shining, birds singing, and the smell of Armenian food on the breeze, the families of St. John came together at Junipero Serra Park for the Annual Church Picnic.
The gorgeous day began with the observation of the Morning Prayers of the Armenian Church. Fr. Mesrop, parish priest, offered the spiritual message regarding the beauty of salvation through serving one another.

Volunteers needed for the Food Festival

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Community members, we can use your help at the Food Festival, out biggest event of the year! If anyone wishes to volunteer please call the office 415-661-1142, and we will schedule the time and the volunteer area at your request.

Thursday, October 17, 1:00pm-6:00pm
Friday, October 18, 1:00pm-6:00pm

Saturday, October 19, 11:30am-9:00pm
Sunday, October 20, 12:00pm-4:00pm


Thursday, August 29, 2013
600 pounds of lamb, 100 pounds of butter, 1,000 eggs, 300 pounds of onions, 100 pounds of rice, and 100 pounds of cheese. Sounds like the supplies for an army?
Not quite.  It’s a partial shopping list in preparation for St. John Armenian Church’s Annual Food Festival slated for Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 20, 2013 starting at noon both days and lasting through the evening.


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