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California State Assembly Session Commences with Primate's Opening Prayer

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

On April 15, 2013,His Eminence Archbishop Hovnan Derderian, Primate of the Western Diocese of the Armenian Church of North America, accompanied by Diocesan clergy Rev. Fr. Datev Harutyunian, Rev. Fr. Asoghig Jamgotchian, Rev. Fr. Hovel Ohanyan and Rev. Fr. Mesrop Ash, and community members gathered at State Capitol in Sacramento where His Eminence delivered the opening prayer before the Assembly.

Chorag and Simit Bakeoff!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The contest for Choreg and Simit organized by St. John Ladies Society, took place on Easter Sunday, March 31, during Fellowship Hour. 

Our judges: Angel Ailanjian, Sima Kouyoumdjian Kesecker and Amelia Surabian had a difficult task to choose from all the delicious entries. All entries were blind, and they had to rate each entry on taste, texture, moisture, overall appearance and "would you buy this product?"

The judges choices are as follows:

Lenten Recipe: Bean Casserole Loopyai Aghtsan (plaki)

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
1  20-ounce can white kidney beans
1  cup water
2  carrots, peeled and diced
2  celery ribs, diced
2  medium poteoes, peeled and diced
2  cloves garlic, minced
¼ cup minced parsley
2  tablespoons minced dill
¼ teaspoon black peper
¼ teaspoon ME re pepper
2  teaspoons salt, or to taste
1  teaspoon tomato paste
1  medium tomato, diced
1/3 cup olive oil lemon slices

    Greetings from Armenia Presentation

    Tuesday, March 12, 2013

    On February 24th, Tigran Antonian, Carmen Kestekyan, and Naryne Sarkiss presented “Greetings from Armenia: An Afternoon of Pictures and Stories”.  The Church hall was filled with parishioners eager to hear about the experiences of these three young adults in Armenia for a month through the CYMA program.  A slide show presentation highlighted points of interest on the trip to Armenia.

    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



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