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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


    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.


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