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.
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:
On April 20th, Tigran Antonian and Carmen Kestekyan will be walking 15 miles, in silence, through the desert, to commemorate the victims of the Armenian Genocide.
Holy Week is the climactic journey of the faithful in preparation of the miraculous resurrection of Jesus Christ. Come and participate in the truly special rites of the Armenian Church, and embark on your own journey with Christ.
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.
On Thursday, February 28, his Eminence Archbishop Hovnan Derderian visited the community of St. John Armenian Church of San Francisco.
¼ cup brown lentils
1 bay leaf water to cover
¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup long grain rice
2 cup hot water or vegetable broth
½ teaspoon salt, or to taste