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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2020
 
Fourth Sunday after the Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Չորորդ Կիրակի Յետ Խաչվերացի


READINGS OF THE DAY
Isaiah 17:7-14, 2 Corinthians 13:5-13, St. Mark 11:27-33

Տէր Փառէն Քհն. Գալստյան, Հոգեւոր Հովիւ
Reverend Fr. Paren Galstyan, Pastor
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Covid 19 Guidelines
Dear Friends,
We would like to remind all parishioners who are attending church in person to please continue following the guidance while attending church set by the dioceses during the Pandemic. Please always wear your mask while in the church at all times, use the hand sanitizer station while entering church, keep 6 ft apart in church and in the narthex area, sit in the designated areas in church and do not to enter the church hall. Your continued support is appreciated. 

Sincerely,
Soorp Haroutiun Parish Council
A CALL FOR A MEETING
Dear Parishioners and friends, today is more than ever We need to stand UNITED for OUR MOTHERLAND.
On Sunday October 4, 2020, at 1PM we are calling all our Armenian community in Central Florida to come to Church and JOIN a DISCUSSION on helping ARMENIA and ARTSAKH during these unpresented times.

To keep everyone safe, we will follow the CDC social-distancing guidelines and ask you to WEAR a MASK

With Prayers and Blessings
Rev. Fr. Paren  Galstyan
Pastor

Medical Aid for Artsakh


Armenia and its region of Artsakh is under attack! Civilians including innocent children are losing their lives, villages are being bombed and everyday Armenians from all over the world are leaving behind their lives at home to go help our country. We are in dire need of medical supplies along with daily necessities for those directly impacted by the attacks. Special fundraising page is organized by the members of Soorp Haroutiun (Holy Resurrection) Armenian Church in Central Florida and directly funds the purchase of specific medical supplies currently in high demand at the border.  Any amount helps, our people are counting on us! Thank you for your support!
For Online Donation Please Click Here
My dear Parishioner and Friend, 
 
By the order of His Holiness Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II and His Grace Bishop Daniel Findikyan our Primate tomorrow we will offer a prayer service for Artsakh and Armenian. This is a Pan - Armenian Prayer of Support. All the Armenian Churches same time will offer prayers for peace and security of our Nation. 
 
Saturday, October 3, 2020, at 10 AM
All the victims of the war in Artsakh and Armenian in the past week

Deceased:
       HAYGAZOUN TERTERIN (40th day)
Req. by: Mr. and Mrs. Argis and Varsenig Nakutis and Family.

Deceased:       SEDRAK MARGARYAN
Req. by: Dr. Anna Martin and Mr. Marty Hasratian and Family.

Sunday Livestreams


Sundays: From 10.30 am to Noon.
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Prayer of the Week

Prayer for Armenia and Artzakh
 
O Lord our God, we appeal to your Divine Mercy and Protection for the Armenian Nation while we face the attacks and aggression of our enemy. Loving Lord, listen to the voice of our supplications and keep unshaken the Republics of Armenia and Artsakh. Guard our nation and our brave soldiers under the shadow of your Holy and Venerable Cross in peace, and with your Divine Grace strengthen us all to protect our homeland in any way we can. Increase the Grace of wisdom to those who are at the helm of the state namely the Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan and the President of Nagorno Karabagh Arayik Harutyunyan, all the ministers and the entire order of government, so they can wisely lead your people during this challenging and dangerous times for our Nation. Also grant to our generals and soldiers a great spirit of valor. Hold out your most generous merciful hand and bless our entire people so that a spirit of courage, unity, care and love for one another, understanding and divine worship would rest upon us. Bless the bright souls of those who already lost their lives during this war and save the lives of those who are bravely protecting our borders and the lives of the innocent civilians who are currently under  attack. Let us all, children of Haig and adopted children of the Armenian Church put on the armor of faith in Christ, the sword of the Spirit, and put on our heads the helmet of hope and courage asking God to bestow on us the grace of His mercy and help us to stop this war and to stop the enemy. Amen.


My dear Parishioner and Friend, 
 
Our Mother Land needs our help!  
Armenian faithful across the world expected to greet the morning of Sunday, September 27, in a spirit of joy, to celebrate the unique Armenian Church feast day of the Holy Cross of Varak. Instead, we awakened to the horror of a vicious attack on our homeland, including the shelling bombardment of the entire border of the Artsakh Republic, and it's the capital city of Stepanakert.

As Diocesan Primate Bishop Daniel Findikyan expressed it: “It was a true 'Day of Infamy' in the modern history of the Armenian people: an unprovoked surprise attack by the hostile neighboring country of Azerbaijan.” To make matters worse, the aggressor is being supported militarily by Turkey.

The government of Artsakh and Armenia confirm that our homeland is in a state of war, with Armenian casualties surpassing (at this writing) 150 individuals: military personnel and civilians alike, including women and children. We pray to our merciful Lord Jesus Christ for the repose of every lost soul among our countrymen, and for the consolation of their grieving families. 

In the Eastern Diocese, Primate Bishop Daniel was from the start in close consultation with Armenia’s Ambassador to the U.S. Varuzhan Nersesyan, as well as with bishops and church leaders in America, and leaders of Armenian-American cultural, political, and advocacy organizations. In his messages to the public, the Primate called on the public to unite in prayer for Artsakh, and warned that “the war has many fronts, including cyber attacks … and a campaign of disinformation” against Armenia.
 
What our Diocese and Armenian Organizations did throughout this week and what we have to do.

1) ADVOCATE: The Armenian Assembly of America and the Armenian National Committee are urging Congress and the Administration to condemn the Azeri aggression and demand its immediate cessation; to end the U.S. financial aid to Azerbaijan, and to rein in Turkey from its military support of Azerbaijan. Make your voice heard in support of these goals. We need to teach our children, neighbors, and friends what truly is happening. You can reach out to me if you need any information, as already some of our parishioners did, or visit the websites above-mentioned organizations.

(2) DONATE: Armenia’s government is looking to the diaspora for financial as well as moral support. In the direction of the Primate, the Eastern Diocese will direct its fundraising efforts to Armenia Fund at www.himnadram.org, with all American-Armenian organizations united in this approach.

 

Prayer Requests for Our Faithful

Please keep Rev. Fr. Mampre Kouzouian, Margurit Balian, Arlin Baligian, Dee Bargamian, John and Iris Ganimian, John Gumushian, Anahid Frangul, Fimi Manguikian, Sarkis Minassian, Varant Movsessian, Talin Mukhjian,  Christian Tresppolacios, Dr. Aida Khachadourian/Tchobanian, Sabrina Wood, Franco Vasquez in your prayers for physical and spiritual health.
Please register your 2020 membership
 
Many parishioners have told us that they would appreciate reminders about membership dues. So, this is our first reminder of the year!  Please take a look at your checkbook or other records.  If you have not yet submitted your membership dues for 2020, now is a great time to send in your 2020 Soorp Haroutiun membership dues.  Annual membership dues are $125 per person.
For your convenience, you will find a membership application on the table in the Narthex, which can be dropped off at the Church office.  Also, we are accepting your donations by credit card.
Click to Download the 2020 Membership Form
Click here to pay Membership Online

Thanks to Our 2020 Membership


Rita Arnold, Elisa Azarian, Vagan Babajanian, Leonardo Badigian, Anton Balasanyan, Arlin & Patricic Baligian,  Khacho & Ghoson Bedrossian, Mariam Bezhanyan, Avedis Boornazian, Richard & Linda Boornazian, Dr. Gregory Boyajian, Diran & Anna Chamoun,  Linda Derbalian-Coredo, Albert Eckian, Anahid Frangoul, Gregory Chouljian, Yn. Anna Galstyan, Antibas & Suzanne Gumushian, Arman & Suna Hartenyan, Ishkhan Hunanyan, Michael Jefarjian, Hagob & Anais Karadjian, Linda Lowman, Mariia Malovana, Garo Mekhdjavakian, Dr. Artak Mirijanyan, Robert & Siranush Mkrtchyan, Armen Mkrtchyan, Grigor Mkrtchyan, Algis & Varsenig Nakutis, Ropen & Linda Nalbandian, Sargis Navoyan, Aram & Ana Nazarian, Joanne Periera, Ann Barsamian Polasek, George & Barbara Rustigian, Eduard Sarkissian, Rose Sarkissian, John Shahinian, Dr. Michael Tiraturian & Dr. Irina Sarafyan,  Drs. Aram & Aida Khachadourian/ Tchobanian, John Tegerian, Alice Tegrarian, Charles Tekesian, Marieta Vausquez, Garabed Veneskahian, Jerome & Lona Youderian, Asnot Zatikyan & Anna Mirijanyan.
Youth Bible Study this Saturday 

Saturday, October 10, 2020,
at 5 pm

 
Topic: Youth Bible Study

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/6249377521?pwd=N3k3UzNKZXpQMldlZ3JWMmN6QzJzQT09

Meeting ID: 624 937 7521
Passcode: Church
Help Us to Update Church Directory
Dear parishioners and friends, Parish Council of Soorp Haroutiun Armenian Church is looking more people who can work and prepare the church Directory.
Dear Parishioners and Friends
This directory will help us to built the Stronger Armenian Community Network in Meed Florida region for the benefits of all Armenian and friends.
The information collected here is only for the church directory, church members, and church staff. Your information will not be shared or sold to any other person or organization. Your security and privacy are important to us.
 
Click Here to fill up the form
Calendar
  • Sunday, October 04: Fourth Sunday after Exaltation
  • Sunday, October 11: Fifth Sunday after Exaltation
  • Sunday, October 18: Sixth Sunday after Exaltation
  • Sunday, October 25: Feast of the Discovery of the Holy Cross
English and Armenian Sermon, September 27, 2020
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Prayer Request
Call during the week to request prayers, hokehankist, visitations to the sick, and house blessings. Please let Church office know if you are planning to have Hokehankist Service. It would be appreciated to have a light lunch or coffee hour following Badarak in memory of the deceased.
ALTAR FLOWERS
Altar flowers are a gift to the church. If a family wants to decorate the church with flowers, they are free to do so. If the family needs flowers for the reception hall or cemetery they should make prior arrangements.
 
Altar flowers donated by Mrs. Varsenig Nakutis in memory of her brother Haigazoun Terterian
Home or Hospital Bound
As an extended family of St. Gregory, many of our sick, elderly and home bound faithful are unable to attend Church. They may be at home or in the hospital but most importantly: They are not forgotten and we would like to make sure to visit them. If you know of someone who is unable to attend Church or is in need of a pastoral visitation, please inform Fr. Paren directly Email: armenianchurchorlando@gmail.com  or call the church office at 407-876-7732.
The Parish Council of Soorb Haroutiun Armenian Church of Orlando is looking forward to restart the Women's Guild in our church. We are asking those who are ready to help and interested on this to contact our Chairman Mr. John Shahinian or call to church office.
Click here to read more about the Woman's Guild of the Armenian Church of Eastern Diocese 

Home Blessing 

A number of families have invited Fr Paren to bless their homes. Der Hayr’s schedule is flexible to accommodate even the busiest parishioners. Please invite him to your home. You may contact him at the church at 407-876-7732 or cell phone (847) 732-7183. His email address is derparen@gmail.com

Healing Meditation-Fr. Mesrop

This Saturday September 26th at 11AM, Fr. Mesrop Parsamyan will offer a livestream meditation on healing  as part of the Diocesan Vemkar series. Click here to register and receive the link to participate via zoom.

Supporting the People of Tavush

Fund for Armenian Relief and our Diocese  are partnering with the Diocese of the Armenian Church of Tavush, Armenia to support children and families living along the Armenia-Azeri border. Currently, villages in Noyemberyan and Berd regions need help to overcome the adverse impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, which have been compounded by ongoing fighting on the border. Selected beneficiary families will receive, on a monthly basis, basic food packages, hygiene supplies, masks and sanitizers, and other household goods between November and March 2021.“We rely on the care and support of our faithful friends all around the United States as it is critical to stand by the families of our brothers and sisters in this precarious territory of Armenia, to safeguard the dignity of their lives, and help them feel safe and protected as they continue to guard our homeland,” said Bishop Bagrat Galstanyan, Primate of Tavush Diocese. To learn more, go here.To donate to support FAR's work, go here.

The ACYOA has announced announce the 2nd annual Bishop's 5K which will take place virtually in October 2020 right near you. The 5K is open to ALL ages. You may choose to run, walk, rollerblade, skip, or hop! Just go outside the week of 9/27-10/4 and record your activity. Once recorded, you will upload to our platform and see yourself on the leaderboard. The 5K can be completed anytime & anywhere!

As Primate of the Eastern Diocese, Bishop Daniel envisioned this 5K as a way to promote physical and spiritual health. All proceeds will go towards developing future ACYOA programs and ministries. Click here to register: https://raceforum.com/bishop5k

Click here for festival flyer.
Click here to register.
Click here for schedule.
Click to see the new diocesan educational initiative called Vemkar. The goal is for Vemkar to transform the way all our people grow in their Christian faith and commitment to the Armenian Church.

Click the following links for resources that will enrich your appreciation of the connection between Communion and healing:
  • READ: A post about St. Gregory the Illuminator, “The Golden Hammer”
  • LEARN: Catholicos St. Nersess the Great and Armenian Charity
  • CONTEMPLATE: “The Many Graces of St. Nersess Shnorhali”
  • WATCH: A video on St. Nersess Shnorhali in the Living Voices series.

Mission of the Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church

The Mission of the Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church is to preach the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ and to proclaim its message of Salvation. This mission is realized through worship, education, witness, service, and a common life in Jesus Christ as expressed in the distinctive faith – experience of the Armenian people. All members of the Armenian Church (both clergy and lay) are called to participate fully in its mission.

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