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SUNDAY, March 7, 2021
Sunday of the Judge
Դառաւորի Կիրակի

Isaiah 65:8-25, Philippians 3:1-4:9, St. Luke 17:20-18:14

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. 

Soorp Haroutiun Parish Council

Sunday Livestreams

Sundays: From 10.30 am to Noon.

O Lord, send out your light and your truth; let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy hill and to your dwelling. Then I will go to the altar of God, and I will praise you with the harp, O God, my God.
    Lord, 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.

Sunday of the Judge

The fifth Sunday of Great Lent is called the Sunday of the Judge. The message of the day teaches us with the parable of the widow and the Judge. This parable comes to us in the Gospel of St. Luke (Luke 18:1-8). The parable tells the story of a widow who repeatedly came to a judge, who neither feared God nor respected man, and pled for her rights. For a long period of time the judge refused to act, but in the end, he fulfilled her request, to put an end to her continuous appeals. Otherwise, he feared that she would continue to return indefinitely.

After telling this parable, the Lord assures everyone, that if a man as corrupt and unfair as this judge decided in favor of the widow, then God surely would judge in favor of his own people and grant the requests of all those who submit to Him through prayer. This parable exhorts us to always and continually pray, as prayer symbolizes the soul’s eternal striving and thirst for God.  The parable also contains an appeal from Christ. After telling the parable, Christ says: “But will the Son of Man find faith on earth when He comes?” In His words, Jesus gives a reference to the Second Coming, and sadness and anguish are felt in the Lord’s remark. It is truly painful for the Savior that many people may be subject to just, yet cruel judgment, instead of becoming the inheritors of the Kingdom of God.

2021 Մեծ Պահքի Արարողութիւններու

 Մարտ 17, 24
Երեկոյեան ժ. 6.30-ին

2021 Great Lent
Vigils on Wednesdays,
March 17, 24

6:30 PM
Peace and Rest Services
Lenten Bible Study on Zoom
On Wednesdays at 7:15PM
Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 624 937 7521
Passcode: Church
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BDF Lenten Prayer Rule ARM

This Saturday, Pray in Armenian with Bishop Daniel

In a broadcast on the Facebook page of Vemkar, the Eastern Diocese’s digital ministries platform, Diocesan Primate Bishop Daniel will lead a live reading in Armenian of the Lenten Prayer Rule.
The broadcast will take place this Saturday, March 13, starting at 9 a.m. EST, on Vemkar’s Facebook page. (The recorded program will be accessible there afterwards.)
Vemkar is offering the online event as a communal opportunity for the faithful of the Eastern Diocese to pray together with Bishop Daniel, to unite their concerns as one, and to Build Up the Body of Christ.
Click on the following links to:
  • DOWNLOAD the Lenten Prayer Rule in Armenian.
  • WATCH Bishop Daniel live on Saturday morning.

Pray with our Bishop: Reciting the Lenten Prayer Rule

Please register your 2021 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 2021, now is a great time to send in your 2021 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 2021 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.
Youth Bible Study this Saturday 

Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 5 P.M.
Topic: Youth Bible Study

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 624 937 7521
Passcode: Church

Prayer Requests for Our Faithful

Please keep Dee Bargamian, John and Iris Ganimian, John Gumushian, Anahid Frangul, Sargis Katvalyan, Tamar Kochian, Fimi Manguikian, Sarkis Minassian, Talin Mukhjian,  Christian Tresppolacios, Anil & Surekha VaibhDr. Aida Khachadourian/Tchobanian, Sabrina Wood, Hratch Xatourian,
Franco Vasquez in your prayers for physical and spiritual health.


The Hartunian sisters are organizing a on-line-bake sell for traditional Armenian Easter goods. The sisters need volunteer bakers to join them. Please call Lisa Harutunian for more information (407) 920-8695.
We also need a knowledgeable person who knows how to post bakery pictures and understand the process to online payment with the church account. 
The bake sell is the first fund raiser for Soorp Haroutiun. 


We are seeking landscape contractor bids for Landscaping maintenance for the church property. The maintenance contract include cutting grass on a  by-weekly and trimming the bushes. 
Refer any landscape contractors to the church for bid. 

Youth virtual ministry

Join These Online Youth Gatherings

The Eastern Diocese’s Department of Youth and Young Adult Ministries and the ACYOA have scheduled online youth events throughout March as a continuation of the #FellowshipFromHome initiative.

Click the links below to learn details about each event: All virtual gatherings meet over the Zoom conference platform. For up-to-date information on all Diocesan youth events, click here—or e-mail
Artsakh Outreach
Artsakh Outreach is the mission undertaken by the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin to raise support throughout the global Armenian community, and deliver aid to our brothers and sisters in the aftermath of the recent attack on Artsakh. All money raised through this initiative will benefit individuals and families who have been displaced and are in need of financial support. Donations will provide food, shelter, basic necessities and utilities.

Donors can opt to “adopt” a family or make one-time contributions in any amount. Adoption options include supporting one person at $125 per month; a family of two to four at $220 per month; or a family of five to seven at $275 per month. One-time gifts in any amount are also welcome and will go a long way in supporting this effort. For information, contact Laura Gononian at Please click here to donate.

FAR science classroom

FAR Empowers the Armenian Scientists of Tomorrow

Two schools in the impoverished Berd region of Armenia’s Tavush province have had their science labs renovated and refurbished, thanks to the Fund for Armenian Relief’s “Breaking the Cycle of Poverty” program. The Azatamut and Ijevan No. 1 schools are just the latest to benefit from this far-sighted project funded by the Mardigian Family Foundation.
Azatamut School principal Lilit Avetisyan said that the science lab had been neglected since the end of the Soviet era. “It had a sinister appearance,” she said. “We couldn’t perform any experiments, and consequently our science teachers were only been able to teach theory from the textbooks.”
That has changed with the FAR-sponsored renovation. “Now our teachers use the lab’s full potential, while the children learn through practical experiments.” The new lab has bolstered the students’ enthusiasm for science, she added.
“More than 20 schools in Tavush have been equipped in this way, modernizing the school environments and greatly improving the process of teaching and learning,” said Edik Karapetyan, who heads the educational programs unit of another FAR scientific initiative, the Armenian National Science and Education Fund. “Day by day, thanks to BCPP’s educational initiatives, schoolchildren from Armenia’s vulnerable border communities receive opportunities to learn, do physical activities, and engage in creative work, thus broadening their horizons.”

Read more on FAR’s blog.

  • Sunday, March 14, 2021 - Sunday of the Judge
  • Wednesday, March 17, 2021: Lenten Service and Bible Study at 6.30PM
  • Sunday, March 21, 2021 - Sunday of the Advent
  • Wednesday, March 24, 2021: Lenten Service and Bible Study at 6.30PM
  • Sunday, March 28, 2021 - Palm Sunday
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.
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.
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. Marietts Vasquez
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:  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
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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