Those who would like to offer their weekly plate offering, can make their donation by clicking here:
Lenten Food Drive: In leu of the Sunday School’s traditional lenten food drive, they are taking monetary donations that will be directed to the Watertown Food Pantry. Your donation will be of incredible value as our church is the pantry’s largest supporter. Make your donation here.
Easter Youghakin Donation– What is Youghakin?
Youghakin is made up of two Armenian words: “yough” and “kin.” “Youghakin” literally means the price of oil or donation in lieu of oil.
In olden days, prior to electricity, oil lamps and lanterns illuminated homes and worship places. Parishioners donated oil to keep the church lighted. After the invention of electricity, as oil lamps were replaced with electrical lamps, the Armenian Apostolic Church continued asking members to bring symbolic contributions for the illumination of the church through the youghakin program at Christmas and Easter.
Holy Easter and the triumphant Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ affords us, the faithful members of this parish, a wonderful opportunity to fortify our church with the traditional Youghakin offering, so that the flame of our mission – the Illuminator’s eternal lantern of faith- always be kept alight.
To that end, you can contribute to that light with a monetary donation. May your vows and wishes be acceptable before God.