This house is your house. Welcome to St. Stephen’s Armenian Apostolic Church, spiritual home to one of the largest Armenian communities in the Eastern United States. Our mission is to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ, in accordance to the Apostolic tradition and offer a spiritual home for you, the faithful.
Learn more about the history and mission of the Armenian Apostolic Church.
If you are seeking a spiritual home, or even just looking to return home, St. Stephen’s welcomes you with open arms and invites you to become an active part of our church’s life and mission.
For more than 60 years, we have strived to meet the spiritual needs of the community through religious services as we all educational, social and national activities. We have a strong network and affiliated with a number of church and community organizations. We are proud and fortunate to operate three schools: a daily, bilingual preschool and elementary school, a Sunday school for students through grade twelve; and a one-day Armenian language school. Along with our schools, we have a dedicated and hard-working Ladies Guild, talented Choir, and growing number of altar servers and deacons.
We are located in the heart of the Armenian community in Watertown, MA, the largest Armenian community on the east coast. Our jurisdiction falls under the Eastern Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church, headquartered in New York City, and the Holy See of Cilicia, located in Antelias, Lebanon.
From worship on Sundays to our various social, religious and fund-raising events, we strive to maintain the intimacy and interpersonal dynamics of a truly caring family of faith. If you are already a parishioner you may wish to enhance your level of participation in the life of the church by deciding to become a member or to get involved with some of the activities that take place here at St. Stephen’s Church.