We are happy to announce plans for 2022-2023 holiday season. We look forward to gathering with you in person for American and Armenian Christmas services.
Christmas Youghakin Donation
When Jesus was born, great miracles of love and generosity occurred. The innkeeper took pity on Mary and gave her a place to stay for the night. Wise men from afar saw His star in the East and brought priceless gifts to the newborn king. Most importantly, God gave us His Only-Begotten Son for the salvation of the world. It is with this same spirit of “giving” that we celebrate this wonderful season, exchanging gifts with one another and worshipping and rejoicing together. It is through our generosity towards family and friends that we show our true love and appreciation for them and all they do for us.
What better way to say “Merry Christmas” to your spiritual family than by giving a very generous “Youghakin” donation this year to show that you do indeed appreciate all this church has meant to you and yours throughout the years and to say “thank you” to God for the most precious gift of His only Son.
Family Christmas Celebration, December 18
Plans are coming together for our Church Family Christmas celebration with Anoushavan Surpazan. Stay tuned for a flyer and RSVP information. Please plan to join other Sunday School parents on Sunday Dec 4 and Sunday Dec 11 to help with preparations and present-wrapping in the church hall during Sunday School.
Christmas Eve Celebration – December 24, 5:30pm
Our Sunday School leads the American Christmas Eve service of Carols and Candles. All Sunday School students in Grade 3 and up are invited to join the children’s choir for that evening. It is everyone’s favorite church service of the year and we encourage you to add 75 minutes of praise, peace and joy to your Christmas routine. We look for strong participation from all of our families and we really can’t do this without you.
Children’s Communion – Saturday, December 31, 9:30 am
Confession and Holy Communion for students of the Armenian Elementary, Saturday, and Sunday Schools. Breakfast hosted following service hosted by St. Stephen’s Sunday School.
Armenian Christmas Services – January 5-6, 2023
Thursday, January 5, 2023
Mid-Day Service (Jashoo) – 5:30 P.M.
Vespers Service – 6:30 P.M.
Reading of the Scriptures from the Book of Daniel – 6:30 P.M.
Nativity Vigil Divine Liturgy, 7:00 P.M.
Feast of the Holy Nativity & Theophany of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
Friday, January 6, 2023
Divine Liturgy – Soorp Badarak – 10:00 A.M.
Confession & Holy Communion, 11:30 A.M.
Blessing of Water, Noon
Celebrant and Preacher: Rev. Arch. Antranig Baljian, Pastor
All services will be live streamed on our Facebook page and website.*