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Armenian Heritage

The Armenian people and the Armenian Church have survived and thrived for more than 1,700 years. Our history tells our story of struggle and triumph and is much richer that the dark chapter of the Armenian Genocide that we are well known for. Our culture—our language, art, and faith—are precious to our community. Our many wonderful traditions continue to be handed down from parent to child. St. Hagop Armenian Church is a living embodiment of the rich Christian heritage of the Armenian people. Learn more about the people and events which make up this heritage below.

Dr. Richard Hovannisian Presentation Feb. 13 at 7PM

Please join us in the Shahnasarian Hall for a Special Presentation on Monday, February 13 at 7:00pm with Dr. Richard G. Hovannisian Featured Speaker with Illustrated Presentation Professor Emeritus of Modern Armenian and Near Eastern History, UCLA, President’s Fellow, Chapman University, Adjunct Professor of History, USC, and the Editor of Armenian Communities of the Northeastern Mediterranean…

Armenian Mardi Gras-Sat. Feb. 25, 2017

ARMENIAN MARDI GRAS “POON PAREGENTAN” SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2017 11:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Shahnasarian Hall Armenian Food-Music-Dancing, Armenian Collectibles, Children’s Activities, Tavloo, Armenian Coffee, Vendors, Church Tours, Raffle Prizes & more To volunteer or for more information, contact Louise Yardumian at lyardumian@icloud.com (727-463-1688) or Kelli in the church office.

“How the Badarak Works: Functions, Agents and Roles”-Fr. Findikyan Presentation Fri. Sept 30

Few would disagree that the Divine Liturgy of the Armenian Church is beautiful and mystical. Yet for many the Badarak is little more than an archaic pageant, and doesn’t seem to accomplish anything. Yet by carefully reading selected prayers, litanies and hymns of the Divine Liturgy, Fr. Daniel will show how the choir and people in the pews fit into…