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Special Presentation about the Origins of Armenia

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
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Sunday, May 1, 2016, following the church services the congregation gathered at the Paul Family Hall to enjoy fellowship hour and to hear the special presentation by Nshan Kesecker. Fr. Mesrop welcomed everyone and invited sDn. Nshan Keseker to the podium.  Nshan captivated the audience with his remarkable power point presentation, with pictures and descriptions of historical monuments in Armenia and Iran.

Food Festival 2016 Update

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Just like our holy bees it is summer and all is a buzz with activity, camp, picnics, retreats, etc. As in past years this is also time to prepare for our annual Fall Festival and that means coming together to make all the delicious hard to find sweet and savory items that are made by many loving hands. Our lovely ladies will assemble to work painstakingly over the next few months.

Mother’s Day Celebration at St. John Church

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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Sunday, May 8, 2016, as in the past St. John men came early morning to prepare delicious breakfast which included eggs, sausages, pancakes, mimosas, and coffee, for all the mothers and families. It was great seeing families gathered together to celebrate Mother’s Day as one family. Following the breakfast, everyone participated in Divine Liturgy. 

St. John Signs Statement About Orlando Shooting

Thursday, June 16, 2016

With heavy hearts, St. John Armenian Church offered prayers for the Lord's Mercy for the victims and their families of the unprecedented mass shooting in Orlando, Florida on June 11. In subsequent days, the nation learned more about the circumstances surrounding the horrific event.

In the light of this knowledge, the member clergymen of the Eastern Church of the Bay Area (ECoBA) have issued a joint statement expressing their common mourning and condemning the use of violence to promote fear and intolerance.

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Releasing 2016 Unified Camp Scholarship Application

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

St. John Armenian church is happy to release the Unified Camp Scholarship Application for 2016. It is a source of great spiritual joy for our community that many of our young people have applied and been accepted to participate in the Armenian Church Summer Camp of the Western Diocese. Through the generosity of various funds established with the purpose of sending young Armenians to Hye Camp, St. John is offering several scholarships to children and youth who have been active in the life of the parish.

Taline and Friends concert at St. John Church

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
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Saturday, April 9, the highly anticipated  Taline and Friends concert took place at St. John Armenian Church. Based in Glendale, California, Taline is an Armenian children’s music singer whose bright and cheerful songs and dances bring joy to Armenian children and teach them the Armenian alphabet and the importance of keeping the Armenian language and heritage.

Originally one show was scheduled, but due to popular demand the committee decided to add a second show the same day, so every Armenian family with children had the opportunity to attend this unprecedented event.

Primate Celebrant at St. John Armenian Church of San Francisco – Ordains Deacon

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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The parishioners of St. John Armenian Church of San Francisco were delighted to welcome the Diocesan Primate Archbishop Hovnan Derderian for the episcopal celebration of the Divine Liturgy at St. John Armenian Church of San Francisco on Sunday, January 10, 2016. Assisting His Eminence at the Holy Altar were the Rev. Fr. Nerses Hayrapetyan and the Rev. Fr. Mesrop Ash, Pastor of the host parish.

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