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SUNDAY, December 20, 2020
 
Fifth Sunday of Advent
Յիսնակի Հինգերորդ Կիրակի


READINGS OF THE DAY
Isaiah 41:4-14, Hebrews 7:11-25, St. Luke 19:12-28

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
Archbishop Sebuh Chuljyan (40th day)

For the souls of the Brave Soldiers and Citizens of the Armenian Nation, who died courageously defending Artsakh and Armenia

PRAYER OF THE WEEK
Lord Jesus, please keep watch over your faithful people and the holy soil of Arstakh and Armenia, now and always. Grant them strength, and lead us together through the present time of trial.
    Guard us, O Christ our God, in peace under the shadow of your holy and venerable Cross. Deliver us from visible and invisible enemies. Make us worthy to give you thanks and to glorify you together with the Father and the Holy Spirit, now and always. Amen.

Sunday Livestreams


Sundays: From 10.30 am to Noon.
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CHRISTMAS OFFERING 


Remember Soorp Haroutiun Armenian Church during this Holy Season with Christmas offering. Your offering demonstrates your faith and helps meet the needs of our Church. With your help, our Church will continue to grow in faith and serve the needs of our faithful.

Click Here for Christmas donations
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 Badiglian, Anton Balasanyan, Arlin & Patricic Baligian,  Khacho & Ghoson Bedrossian, Mariam Bezhanyan, Avedis Boornazian, Richard & Linda Boornazian, Dr. Gregory Boyajian, Diran & Anna Chamoun,  Liza Derbalian-Coredo, Albert Eckian, Anahid Frangoul, Gregory Chouljian, Yn. Anna Galstyan, Kristina Gerard, 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.

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, Anil & Surekha VaibhDr. Aida Khachadourian/Tchobanian, Sabrina Wood, Hratch Xatourian,
Franco Vasquez in your prayers for physical and spiritual health.
Youth Bible Study this Saturday 

Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 5 P.M.
 
Topic: Youth Bible Study

Join Zoom Meeting

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

Meeting ID: 624 937 7521
Passcode: Church


Holyday Lahmajun is Arrived


Dear friends and parishioners. We have Lahmajuns on sell for you available at the Church.

1 dozen - $25
2 dozens - $45

All the profit will go to Artsakh Fund
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.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
  • Thursday, December 24, 2020 – Western Christmas Eve Service - 7:00 PM
  • Sunday, December 27, 2020 - Sixth Sunday of Advent
  • Friday, January 1, 2021 – New Year
  • Sunday January 3, 2020 - First Diane Liturgy of the Year 2021
  • Tuesday, January 5, 2021 - Christmas Eve Divine Liturgy … 7:00  PM
  • Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - Christmas Divine Liturgy and The Great Blessing of the Water
  • Sunday January 10, 2021 - Celebration of Armenian Christmas and The Great Blessing of the Water
     
English and Armenian Sermon, December 6, 2020
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Commemoration of St. Abgar, First Martyr of the Church and our first king believing in Christ

According to the tradition St. Abgar was the first Christian king of the 1st century, the son of the Parthian king Arshakunie Arsham. He was also called “senior man” as he was the wisest of all and of genius. Historian Moses of Khoronk, Assyrian historian Labubnia of Yedessia, Greek historians Procopis and Yeusebius have told about the king Abgar. He built the city of Yedessia in the site where the Armenian army protected the ford of the river Euphrates from the Roman captain Casius. Later the king moved the royal palace and all idols from Nisibis to that city.

It is during the period of reign of the king Abgar that Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world, was born. And Abgar, who was incurable, becoming aware of the wonders worked by Christ, believed in Christ and by means of his delegates sent a letter-petition to Jerusalem, to the Savior, asking Him to come and heal him. In the response letter it was said, that Christ still had important things to do in Jerusalem, but He should send one of His disciples to the king to heal him. After the Ascension of the Savior Apostle St. Thaddeus came to Yedessia, healed the king Abgar, the sick, preached the Gospel and appointed Adde, the silk-weaver, to be his successor. Jesus had sent his portrait to Abgar and it was kept for a long time in Yedessia, and later in the churches of various cities and towns.

After that the king Abgar sent letters to the king Tiberius and the king Nerseh of Assyria exhorting them to admit Jesus Christ as the Son of God and the Savior.
The king Abgar passed away probably in the first half of the 1st century

 
Dear Friends,
 
As promised, over the coming weeks we will be sharing regular updates about our #WeAreArtsakh campaign from on the ground in Armenia. After all, we want you to know exactly how your donations are helping those in need this holiday season!
 
Our first batch of food and hygiene assistance has already been distributed to 13 families as a result of our partnership with Armenian Fund for Sustainable Development (AF4SD)
 
Our team prepared packages which included a supply of at least one month’s worth of nutritious non-perishable food, as well as hygiene supplies and other household staples. We then delivered them primarily to families who had just arrived in Armenia after fleeing their homes in Artsakh. Our partners at AF4SD identified these 13 families as having the most acute needs right now, and this is their very first round of assistance. 
 
As always, 100% of all donations go directly to our programs. So that means every cent of your help goes into purchasing and distributing this assistance. 
 
There are many more families waiting for our support and to keep up with need, your donations are literally flying out the door as soon as they come in! Let's keep it up!
 
Sirov,
The Ayo! Team
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
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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