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Lenten Recipe: Spinach Soup

Friday, March 1, 2013
4 cups hot water
½ cup Lentils, picked over to discard residue
½ cup cracked wheat, large
1-2 cloves garlic, mashed
1-2 teaspoons salt to taste
1 16-ounce can whole tomatoes, broken up
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 10-ounce package whole-leaf frozen spinach (or its equivalent in fresh spinach leaves
1 teaspoon crushed, dried or 2 tablespoons fresh, minced basil


Great Lenten Meditation Services Begin

Friday, February 15, 2013

With spiritual joy we announce that on Wednesday, February 13, the first Lenten Meditation or Hesgoom of the 2013 Great Lenten season was performed at St. John Armenian Church. With many faithful in attendance, Fr. Mesrop began the service by explaining that this year's vigils were being called meditations in order to remind us that Lent is a time for meditation, when we can focus our thoughts on God, and strip away unnecessary things. This is healthy, and spiritually rejuvenating.

Lenten Recipe: Zucchini with Peppers and Onion

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

In Armenian this dish is called: Bughbeghov yev Sokhov Tutoom

¼ cup olive oil
2 onions, sliced in ¼ -inch rounds
1 ¼ pounds small zucchini cut into ¼-inch rounds(there should be about 4 cups)
1 pepper (red or green, or ½ of each), cut into strips
1 14-ounce can Italian-style plum tomatoes
½ teaspoon crushed, dried basil
¼ teaspoon crushed, dried mint leaves
Salt and pepper to taste


ACYO Volunteers at Soup Kitchen

Friday, February 8, 2013
Our ACYO members at the Martin De Porres Soup Kitchen with sDn. Arto Bedikian

On Saturday, February 6, members of Armenian Church Youth Organization of St. John, San Francisco volunteered at Martin De Porres Soup Kitchen. The leader of this inspirational day was Sub-Deacon Arto Bedikian. The day began with our youth cutting desserts in preparation for serving. Then, we spread out into different groups and helped to prepare food, serving, collecting dishes, and cleaning dishes. Overall, this was a enriching and important day as our youth were able to assist those who are destitute in our greater community of San Francisco.

Bible Studies Groups In San Francisco and Peninsula

Friday, February 8, 2013

Wednesday January 16, Fr. Mesrop held a Bible Study Session with the San Francisco group at the home of Mr. and Mrs. David and Marina Israelyan, and on Tuesday, January 22,  with the Peninsula group at the home of Dn. and Mrs. Sarkis and Hera Kestekyan,  there were more then 15 participants in each session that received spiritual nourishment, and why not had fun after Bible Study. We thank the Israelyan and Kestekyan families for opening their doors.


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