Weekly News – July 16, 2017

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Weekly News – July 16, 2017








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PLEASE NOTE:

THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER
THE SERMON
WILL BE GIVEN IMMEDIATELY AFTER
THE GOSPEL READING
AT THE BEGINNING OF BADARAK

Holy Translators Weekly News
Sunday, July 16, 2017

BAREGENTAN OF THE FAST OF
THE TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD

QUOTE OF THE WEEK  

“You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”

BAREGENTAN OF THE FAST
OF THE TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD

 
Next Sunday, July 23rd, the Armenian Church celebrates the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord.  Referred to as Baydzaragerbootiun, the Feast of the Transfiguration is one of the five principal feasts of the Armenian Church, so named because of Christ’s luminous appearance.  In Armenia it is also known as Vartavar  (the Festival of Roses) after the old pagan feast, which it replaced.  The feast marks Christ’s appearance with a       resplendent countenance to three of His disciples, Peter, John, and James, on the holy mountain of Galilee, also known as Mount Tabor.  The Bible tells us that when Jesus was considering going to Jerusalem, he spoke with his disciples of the torture that was in store for Him and of the end of His life on earth.  Jesus wanted His disciples to be prepared for the coming events.  His disciples, however, did not believe that Jesus could possibly face such tribulations and Peter adamantly said none of Jesus’ predictions would come true, and Jesus admonished his disciples.  About a week later, Jesus had his miraculous Transfiguration.  He went up Tabor Mountain with three of His disciples—Simon Peter, James, and John Zebedee—to pray as the other tired  disciples remained at the bottom of the mountain.  It was there that Jesus began to assume a new appearance.  The three disciples were amazed when they saw His new radiant being.  Though it was nighttime, the disciples saw light coming from the sun in the sky.  Among the light they saw two other men—said to be Moses and Elijah—speaking to Jesus about His remaining time left on earth and the sacrifice He would soon make.  Then a cloud came upon the group.  The voice of God was heard, saying the same phrase He said when Jesus was baptized, “This is my Son, my Chosen; listen to Him!” (Luke 9:35).  After the Transfiguration, Jesus asked His disciples not to talk about it until His coming Resurrection.  This scene can be found in four different  places in the New Testament: Matthew 17:1-8; Mark 9:11-7; Luke 9:29-36; and 2Peter  1:17-18.   In the Armenian calendar, the feast takes place on the 14th Sunday after Easter—98 days later—so it is movable within an interval of 35 days, from June 28 to August 1.  The Orthodox and Catholic churches observe the feast of Transfiguration on a fixed day, August 6.  The official observance takes three days.  Sunday is the principal feast, Monday likewise is an ordained feast day and includes the commemoration of the dead, and Tuesday is a non-festal or weekday dominical.
(From the Diocesan Website)

Scripture Readings for Sunday, July 16th.

Gospel Reading 
(Matthew 14:13-21)

 

When Jesus heard what had happened, he withdrew by boat privately to a solitary place. Hearing of this, the crowds followed him on foot from the towns.  When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick.  As evening approached, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a remote place, and it’s already getting late. Send the crowds away, so they can go to the villages and buy themselves some food.”  Jesus replied, “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.”   “We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish,” they answered.   “Bring them here to me,” he said.   And he directed the people to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people.  They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over The number of those who ate was about five thousand men, besides women and children..

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Epistle Reading
(Romans 11:13-24)

 

Now I am speaking to you Gentiles. Inasmuch then as I am an apostle to the Gentiles, I glorify my ministry in order to make my own people jealous, and thus save some of them. For if their rejection is the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead! If the part of the dough offered as first fruits is holy, then the whole batch is holy; and if the root is holy, then the branches also are holy.  But if some of the branches were broken off, and you, a wild olive shoot, were grafted in their place to share the rich root of the olive tree, do not boast over the branches. If you do boast, remember that it is not you that support the root, but the root that supports you. You will say, “Branches were broken off so that I might be grafted in.” That is true. They were broken off because of their unbelief, but you stand only through faith. So do not become proud, but stand in awe. For if God did not spare the natural branches, perhaps he will not spare you. Note then the kindness and the severity of God: severity toward those who have fallen, but God’s kindness toward you, provided you continue in his kindness; otherwise you also will be cut off. And even those of Israel, if they do not persist in unbelief, will be grafted in, for God has the power to graft them in again. For if you have been cut from what is by nature a wild olive tree and grafted, contrary to nature, into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these natural branches be grafted back into their own olive tree.
 

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About Vartavar
(From the Diocesan Website)

 

The pagan feast Vartavar (the Festival of Roses) marked the harvest each year and was traditionally associated with the goddess Asdghig—the pagan Armenian deity of water, love, and fertility. To replicate Asdghig’s bathing, people would sprinkle each other with rose water and hold a special festival of roses during this joyful feast.   With equal delight, Armenians rejoiced over agricultural abundance during Vartavar.  It either preceded or coincided with the feast of the harvest, which was the Armenian New Year (Navasart-Amanor). It was most likely held between August 1 and 6, each year.  Different regions in Armenia celebrated the harvest with different traditions. For instance, in the district of Koghtn it was customary to hold a ritual during this festival involving green wheat that had previously budded. In other regions, special rituals were directly connected with animal husbandry. The Armenian Meliks marked the day with feasts held in the fields and rituals dedicated to fertility-such as bringing fruits as gifts to future brides and grooms, throwing fruits on their heads, or sending them apples. Throughout much of Armenia, families enjoyed delicious harisa as part of the feast.   Today in Armenia, people still maintain the tradition of splashing each other with water on Vartavar. Children and young adults are usually seen ambushing passerby with buckets of cold water—a welcome surprise on hot summer days.
 

Parish Announcements!
 
The Readings for next Sunday’s Badarak are:  1John 1:1-7 &  Matthew 16:13-17:13.

Miracle Kitchen: Our next Miracle Kitchen is scheduled for Thursday, September 28th.  Volunteers are needed to help serve.  Please contact Renee Ferraro if you are able to help at reneegferraro@gmail,com.

 
Parish Outreach:  The Outreach program at our parish focuses on activities for our local communities as well as meeting parish-wide needs.  We currently serve the Salvation Miracle Kitchen monthly and need many more hands!   If you are interested in helping please contact Renee Ferraro: 508-541-6770 or reneegferraro@gmail.com.  
        
Fellowship Sign-up:  Volunteers are needed to sponsor and work at our Coffee Fellowship Hours after Church as well as make donations toward the expense of the Altar Flowers and Candles.  Contact Jaymie Babaian to sign up.  (jaymie1754@gmail.com)
 
Please inform Der Krikor at 774-292-9116 or frkrikor@holytranslators.org of those who may be sick at home, hospitalized or may simply want to talk, so that he can make arrangements to visit.

Kitchen Renovation
 

We have begun the process of renovating the Church Kitchen, which is scheduled to be completed soon.
 
Please note that until then there will be no access to the Kitchen.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Sunday Morning Prayer:  8:30AM 
Sunday Divine Liturgy:  9:30AM
 
Sun. July 16          Divine Liturgy – Der Krikor
 
Sun. July 23          Divine Liturgy – Der Krikor
 
Sun. July 30          No Church
 
Sun. Aug.  6          Divine Liturgy (Blessing of the Grapes) – Der Krikor
 
Sun. Aug. 13         No Church
 
Sun. Aug. 20         No Church
 
Sun. Aug. 27         Divine Liturgy  – Der Krikor

 
Sun. Sept   3          Divine Liturgy – Der Krikor
 
Sun. Sept. 10  
       Divine Liturgy – Der Krikor

 

PARISH COUNCIL 2017-2018
Pastor and President:                                  Rev. Fr. Krikor A. Sabounjian
Chairman:                                                                          Robin Palombo
Vice Chairman:                                                               Karnig Durgarian
Recording Secretary:                                                              Neil Ferraro
Corresponding Secretary:                                                Karyn Bilezerian
Treasurer:                                                                               Marco Ciaffi
Asst. Treasurer:                                                          Parkoohi Voskanian
Council Members:                                                              Elise Durgarian
                                                                                             Mark Jorjorian
                                                                                               Scott Zaleski

Diocesan Delegates:                                                           Laurie Bejoian
                                                                                        Karnig Durgarian

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Weekly News – July 9, 2017








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PLEASE NOTE:

THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER
THE SERMON
WILL BE GIVEN IMMEDIATELY AFTER
THE GOSPEL READING
AT THE BEGINNING OF BADARAK

Holy Translators Weekly News
Sunday, July 9, 2017

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

QUOTE OF THE WEEK  

“Christianity has not been tried and found wanting;
it has been found difficult and not tried.”

G. K. Chesterton 

FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
 

Play the Game 
By Jim Liebelt

You are the salt of the earth. But, if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men. –Matthew5:13                                                                                                                                                   
           
Years ago, I used to be a football coach at a public high school. One year, a guy turned out for the team. He was small, not very athletic and had no previous experience playing football. At practice, this young man would routinely get the stuffing knocked out of him by the bigger guys on the team. I thought this kid would ultimately tire from the beating his body was taking on the field and quit. I was wrong. This kid faithfully showed up for practice every day.  During our first game of the season, I called this guy over to me and told him that I wanted him to go into the game. His response surprised me. “I don’t want to play, coach.” I thought he was afraid of getting hurt in a real game, so I didn’t press the issue.  After the game I had a talk with him. “Look,” I said, “a game is really no different than practice. There’s no greater chance of getting hurt during a game than in practice.” His reply this time shocked me: “No coach, you don’t understand. I’m not afraid to get hurt. I just don’t want to play. The reason I’m on the team is so I can wear the game jersey and be seen on the sidelines. You know, girls love football players.” Unfortunately, this kid had an incredibly distorted view of what playing football was all about! The value and significance of the game isn’t being seen on the sideline, it’s in playing.  I wonder, how many people have a similar attitude about living the Christian life? I’ve encountered many Christians over the years that are more observers than participants. Perhaps what G. K. Chesterton said is right on the money, “Christianity has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and not tried.” Jesus said that salt that has lost its saltiness is useless. Living the Christian life on the sidelines is like being un-salty salt. True satisfaction in living the Christian life comes from “playing the game,” not from observing. The value comes from living out your faith everyday where you live and work. It’s about being salty. It’s about being a light in a dark world.  Today, get in the game!

Scripture Readings for Sunday, July 9th.

Gospel Reading 
(Matthew 13:24-30)
Jesus told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field.  But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away.  When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared. “The owner’s servants came to him and said, ‘Sir, didn’t you sow good seed in your field? Where then did the weeds come from?  “ An enemy did this,’ he replied. “The servants asked him, ‘Do you want us to go and pull them up?’  “‘No,’ he answered, ‘because while you are pulling the weeds, you may uproot the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest. At that time I will tell the harvesters: First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.’”

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Epistle Reading 
(Romans 8:31-10:4)
What then are we to say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us?  He who did not withhold his own Son, but gave him up for all of us, will he not with him also give us everything else?  Who will bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies.  Who is to condemn? It is Christ Jesus, who died, yes, who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who indeed intercedes for us.  Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will hardship, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?  As it is written,  “For your sake we are being killed all day long;  we are accounted as sheep to be slaughtered. No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.  For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,  nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.   I am speaking the truth in Christ–I am not lying; my conscience confirms it by the Holy Spirit– I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart.  For I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my own people, my kindred according to the flesh.  They are Israelites, and to them belong the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the promises;  to them belong the patriarchs, and from them, according to the flesh, comes the Messiah, who is over all, God blessed forever. Amen.  It is not as though the word of God had failed. For not all Israelites truly belong to Israel, and not all of Abraham’s children are his true descendants; but “It is through Isaac that descendants shall be named for you.” This means that it is not the children of the flesh who are the children of God, but the children of the promise are counted as descendants. For this is what the promise said, “About this time I will return and Sarah shall have a son.”  Nor is that all; something similar happened to Rebecca when she had conceived children by one husband, our ancestor Isaac.  Even before they had been born or had done anything good or bad (so that God’s purpose of election might continue, not by works but by his call) she was told, “The elder shall serve the younger.”  As it is written; “I have loved Jacob, but I have hated Esau.”  What then are we to say? Is there injustice on God’s part? By no means!  For he says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy,  and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.” So it depends not on human will or exertion, but on God who shows mercy.  For the scripture says to Pharaoh, “I have raised you up for the very purpose of showing my power in you, so that my name may be proclaimed in all the earth.”  So then he has mercy on whomever he chooses, and he hardens the heart of whomever he chooses.  You will say to me then, “Why then does he still find fault? For who can resist his will?”  But who indeed are you, a human being, to argue with God? Will what is molded say to the one who molds it, “Why have you made me like this?”  Has the potter no right over the clay, to make out of the same lump one object for special use and another for ordinary use?  What if God, desiring to show his wrath and to make known his power, has endured with much patience the objects of wrath that are made for destruction;  and what if he has done so in order to make known the riches of his glory for the objects of mercy, which he has prepared beforehand for glory–  including us whom he has called, not from the Jews only but also from the Gentiles?  As indeed he says in Hosea,  “Those who were not my people I will call ‘my people,’ and her who was not beloved I will call ‘beloved.’ ” “And in the very place where it was said to them, ‘You are not my people,’  there they shall be called children of the living God.” And Isaiah cries out concerning Israel, “Though the number of the children of Israel were like the sand of the sea, only a remnant of them will be saved; for the Lord will execute his sentence on the earth quickly and decisively.”  And as Isaiah predicted,  “If the Lord of hosts had not left survivors to us, we would have fared like Sodom and been made like Gomorrah.”  What then are we to say? Gentiles, who did not strive for righteousness, have attained it, that is, righteousness through faith;  but Israel, who did strive for the righteousness that is based on the law, did not succeed in fulfilling that law.  Why not? Because they did not strive for it on the basis of faith, but as if it were based on works. They have stumbled over the stumbling stone,  as it is written;  “See, I am laying in Zion a stone that will make people stumble, a rock that will make them fall, and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame.”  Brothers and sisters, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved.  I can testify that they have a zeal for God, but it is not enlightened.  For, being ignorant of the righteousness that comes from God, and seeking to establish their own, they have not submitted to God’s righteousness. For Christ is the end of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes.  Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective.  Elijah was a human being like us, and he prayed fervently that it might not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the earth.  Then he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain and the earth yielded its harvest.  My brothers and sisters, if anyone among you wanders from the truth and is brought back by another, you should know that whoever brings back a sinner from wandering will save the sinner’s soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.
 

Parish Announcements!
 
The Readings for next Sunday’s Badarak are:  Romans 11:13-24 & Matthew 14:13-21.
 
Miracle Kitchen: Our next Miracle Kitchen is scheduled for Thursday, September 28th.  Volunteers are needed to help serve.  Please contact Renee Ferraro if you are able to help at reneegferraro@gmail,com.
 
Parish Outreach:  The Outreach program at our parish focuses on activities for our local communities as well as meeting parish-wide needs.  We currently serve the Salvation Miracle Kitchen monthly and need many more hands!   If you are interested in helping please contact Renee Ferraro: 508-541-6770 or reneegferraro@gmail.com.  
        
Fellowship Sign-up:  Volunteers are needed to sponsor and work at our Coffee Fellowship Hours after Church as well as make donations toward the expense of the Altar Flowers and Candles.  Contact Jaymie Babaian to sign up.  (jaymie1754@gmail.com)
 
Please inform Der Krikor at 774-292-9116 or frkrikor@holytranslators.org of those who may be sick at home, hospitalized or may simply want to talk, so that he can make arrangements to visit.

Kitchen Renovation
 

We have begun the process of renovating the Church Kitchen, which is scheduled to be completed soon.
 
Please note that until then there will be no access to the Kitchen.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Sunday Morning Prayer:  8:30AM 
Sunday Divine Liturgy:  9:30AM

Sun. July   9          Divine Liturgy – Der Krikor
 
Sun. July 16          Divine Liturgy – Der Krikor
 
Sun. July 23          Divine Liturgy – Der Krikor
 
Sun. July 30          No Church
 
Sun. Aug.  6          Divine Liturgy (Blessing of the Grapes) – Der Krikor
 
Sun. Aug. 13         No Church
 
Sun. Aug. 20         No Church
 
Sun. Aug. 27         Divine Liturgy  – Der Krikor

 
Sun. Sept   3          Divine Liturgy – Der Krikor
 
Sun. Sept. 10  
       Divine Liturgy – Der Krikor

 

PARISH COUNCIL 2017-2018
Pastor and President:                                  Rev. Fr. Krikor A. Sabounjian
Chairman:                                                                          Robin Palombo
Vice Chairman:                                                               Karnig Durgarian
Recording Secretary:                                                              Neil Ferraro
Corresponding Secretary:                                                Karyn Bilezerian
Treasurer:                                                                               Marco Ciaffi
Asst. Treasurer:                                                          Parkoohi Voskanian
Council Members:                                                              Elise Durgarian
                                                                                             Mark Jorjorian
                                                                                               Scott Zaleski

Diocesan Delegates:                                                           Laurie Bejoian
                                                                                        Karnig Durgarian

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Weekly News – July 2, 2017








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PLEASE NOTE:
 
NO CHURCH SERVICES THIS SUNDAY, JULY 2ND

WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO VISIT
OUR SISTER PARISHES IN THE AREA FOR WORSHIP.

 

Holy Translators Weekly News
Sunday, July 2, 2017

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

QUOTE OF THE WEEK  

Who is this King of glory?  The Lord of hosts,
  He is the King of glory.
 

FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
 
The earth is the Lord’s and all that is in it,
the world, and those who live in it;
for he has founded it on the seas,
and established it on the rivers.
Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord?
And who shall stand in his holy place?
Those who have clean hands and pure hearts,
who do not lift up their souls to what is false,
and do not swear deceitfully.
They will receive blessing from the Lord,
and vindication from the God of their salvation.
Such is the company of those who seek him,
who seek the face of the God of Jacob.
 
Lift up your heads, O gates!
and be lifted up, O ancient doors!
that the King of glory may come in.
Who is the King of glory?
The Lord, strong and mighty,
the Lord, mighty in battle.
Lift up your heads, O gates!
and be lifted up, O ancient doors!
that the King of glory may come in.
Who is this King of glory?
The Lord of hosts,
he is the King of glory.
(Psalm 24)
 
 

Scripture Readings for Sunday, July 2nd.

Gospel Reading 
(Matthew 12:38-45)

Then some of the scribes and Pharisees said to him, “Teacher, we wish to see a sign from you.”  But he answered them, “An evil and adulterous generation asks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah.  For just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the sea monster, so for three days and three nights the Son of Man will be in the heart of the earth.  The people of Nineveh will rise up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, because they repented at the proclamation of Jonah, and see, something greater than Jonah is here!  The queen of the South will rise up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, because she came from the ends of the earth to listen to the wisdom of Solomon, and see, something greater than Solomon is here!  “When the unclean spirit has gone out of a person, it wanders through waterless regions looking for a resting place, but it finds none.  Then it says, ‘I will return to my house from which I came.’ When it comes, it finds it empty, swept, and put in order. Then it goes and brings along seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they enter and live there; and the last state of that person is worse than the first. So will it be also with this evil generation.”
 
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Epistle Reading
(Romans 7:25-8:11)
 
Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord!  So then, with my mind I am a slave to the law of God, but with my flesh I am a slave to the law of sin. There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.  For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death.  For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do: by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and to deal with sin, he condemned sin in the flesh,  so that the just requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit.  For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit.  To set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.  For this reason the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law–indeed it cannot,  and those who are in the flesh cannot please God.  But you are not in the flesh; you are in the Spirit, since the Spirit of God dwells in you. Anyone who does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him.  But if Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, the Spirit is life because of righteousness.  If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will give life to your mortal bodies also through his Spirit that dwells in you.
 
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Gospel Commentary

 
In their request for a sign, some spectacular display, the scribes and Pharisees show their wickedness.  Even after so many miracles, they still ask Jesus for such a sign.  But Jesus does not cater to their hardness of heart.  His sign will be His Passion and Resurrection from the dead.  When the Israelites were delivered out of Egypt, by God’s mercy, they did not repent of their impure ways, and they returned to their impure ways.  The same holds true in this passage and even for us today.  Unless there is full-hearted repentance and the Holy Spirit dwells in a person, evil will return with even greater force.

Parish Announcements!
 
The Readings for next Sunday’s Badarak are: Romans 8:31-10:4 & Matthew 13:24-30.
 
Miracle Kitchen: Our next Miracle Kitchen is scheduled for Thursday, September 28th.  Volunteers are needed to help serve.  Please contact Renee Ferraro if you are able to help at reneegferraro@gmail,com.
 
Parish Outreach:  The Outreach program at our parish focuses on activities for our local communities as well as meeting parish-wide needs.  We currently serve the Salvation Miracle Kitchen monthly and need many more hands! 
If you are interested in helping please contact Renee Ferraro: 508-541-6770 or reneegferraro@gmail.com.  
        
Fellowship Sign-up:  Volunteers are needed to sponsor and work at our Coffee Fellowship Hours after Church as well as make donations toward the expense of the Altar Flowers and Candles.  Contact Jaymie Babaian to sign up.  (jaymie1754@gmail.com)
 
Please inform Der Krikor at 774-292-9116 or frkrikor@holytranslators.org of those who may be sick at home, hospitalized or may simply want to talk, so that he can make arrangements to visit.

Kitchen Renovation
 

We have begun the process of renovating the Church Kitchen, which is scheduled to be completed soon.
 
Please note that until then there will be no access to the Kitchen.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Sunday Morning Prayer:  8:30AM 
Sunday Divine Liturgy:  9:30AM
 
Sun.  July  2 
        No Church
 
Sun. July   9          Divine Liturgy – Der Krikor
 
Sun. July 16          Divine Liturgy – Der Krikor
 
Sun. July 23          Divine Liturgy – Der Krikor
 
Sun. July 30          No Church
 
Sun. Aug.  6          Divine Liturgy (Blessing of the Grapes) – Der Krikor
 
Sun. Aug. 13         No Church
 
Sun. Aug. 20         No Church
 
Sun. Aug. 27         Divine Liturgy  – Der Krikor

 
Sun. Sept   3          Divine Liturgy – Der Krikor
 
Sun. Sept. 10  
       Divine Liturgy – Der Krikor

 

PARISH COUNCIL 2017-2018
Pastor and President:                                  Rev. Fr. Krikor A. Sabounjian
Chairman:                                                                          Robin Palombo
Vice Chairman:                                                               Karnig Durgarian
Recording Secretary:                                                              Neil Ferraro
Corresponding Secretary:                                                Karyn Bilezerian
Treasurer:                                                                               Marco Ciaffi
Asst. Treasurer:                                                          Parkoohi Voskanian
Council Members:                                                              Elise Durgarian
                                                                                             Mark Jorjorian
                                                                                               Scott Zaleski

Diocesan Delegates:                                                           Laurie Bejoian
                                                                                        Karnig Durgarian

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Third Sunday after Pentecost

QUOTE OF THE WEEK  
   
Figure Out What Will Please Christ
And Then Do It !!!

 

St. Nersess the Great
 
Tomorrow, the Armenian Church will remember this remarkable 4th-century figure during the Feast of St. Nersess the Great.As the great-grandson of St. Gregory the Illuminator, he was heir to Armenia’s most exalted lineage, and possessed all the qualities of a great spiritual leader. Yet he resisted becoming a priest, and by some accounts only accepted ordination and advancement at the insistence of Armenia’s king. The king may have had cause to regret it. For when the new Catholicos Nersess ascended to the Throne of St. Gregory, he turned away from matters of the royal court. To Nersess, the church was first and foremost the servant and defender of the people: he strove to make Armenia a more hospitable place for the weak and dispossessed, and for the cultivation of the wholesome virtues of common family life. 
He built schools and orphanages; hospitals and shelters for the poor; monasteries and convents. At the bishops’ council of Ashdishad, which Nersess convened in A.D. 364, he instituted reforms in the church canons that placed Christian charity, moral cleanliness, sincere worship, marriage and childrearing at the heart of religious observance.  Nersess was also outspoken in defiance of Armenia’s impious leaders—and his unwavering moral integrity came at great cost. He was deposed from office; exiled from his homeland; eventually poisoned at the order of a depraved king. Nevertheless, his example of holiness and virtue left a lasting impression on the Armenian Church and people, who saw fit to canonize the reluctant catholicos, and name him “Nersess the Great.” 
Honor the day by performing an act of kindness for another living soul.
 

(From the Weekly Newsletter of the Diocese)
 

Scripture Readings for Sunday, June 25th.

Gospel Reading 
(Matthew 12:1-8)
 
At that time Jesus went through the grain-fields on the Sabbath; his disciples were hungry, and they began to pluck heads of grain and to eat.  When the Pharisees saw it, they said to him, “Look, your disciples are doing what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath.” He said to them, “Have you not read what David did when he and his companions were hungry?  He entered the house of God and ate the bread of the Presence, which it was not lawful for him or his companions to eat, but only for the priests.  Or have you not read in the law that on the Sabbath the priests in the temple break the Sabbath and yet are guiltless?  I tell you, something greater than the temple is here.  But if you had known what this means, ‘I desire mercy and not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the guiltless.  For the Son of Man is lord of the Sabbath.”
 
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Epistle Reading
(Romans 6:12-23)
Therefore, do not let sin exercise dominion in your mortal bodies, to make you obey their passions.  No longer present your members to sin as instruments of wickedness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and present your members to God as instruments of righteousness.  For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace.  What then? Should we sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means!  Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness?  But thanks be to God that you, having once been slaves of sin, have become obedient from the heart to the form of teaching to which you were entrusted,  and that you, having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness.  I am speaking in human terms because of your natural limitations. For just as you once   presented your members as slaves to impurity and to greater and greater iniquity, so now present your members as slaves to righteousness for sanctification.  When you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness.  So what advantage did you then get from the things of which you now are ashamed? The end of those things is death.  But now that you have been freed from sin and enslaved to God, the advantage you get is sanctification. The end is eternal life.  For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
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Gospel Commentary
 
The Pharisees are rigid in their legalism.  While the plucking of a few ears in a     neighbor’s field is permitted by Law, they consider it “reaping” and  unlawful work of the Sabbath.  Jesus provides Old Testament precedents of blameless violations of the Sabbath rule, thereby demonstrating that the law is not absolute over human need or service to God.  Jesus is Lord even of the Sabbath, thus Lord of all days including the Lord’s Day and the Author of the Law itself.  He gives precedence to mercy rather than ritualistic observance.

Parish Announcements!
 
The Readings for next Sunday’s Badarak are: Romans 7:25-8:11 & Matthew 12:38-45
 
Summer Camps:  Applications for St. Vartan Camp, St. Nersess Summer Study Programs and Camp Haiastan are being accepted at this time.  See Der Krikor for more information.
  
Miracle Kitchen: Our next Miracle Kitchen is scheduled for Thursday, September 28th.  Volunteers are needed to help serve.  Please contact Renee Ferraro if you are able to help at reneegferraro@gmail,com.
 
Parish Outreach:  The Outreach program at our parish focuses on activities for our local communities as well as meeting parish-wide needs.  We currently serve the Salvation Miracle Kitchen monthly and need many more hands! 
If you are interested in helping please contact Renee Ferraro: 508-541-6770 or reneegferraro@gmail.com.  
        
Fellowship Sign-up:  Volunteers are needed to sponsor and work at our Coffee Fellowship Hours after Church as well as make donations toward the expense of the Altar Flowers and Candles.  Contact Jaymie Babaian to sign up.  (jaymie1754@gmail.com)
 
Please inform Der Krikor at 774-292-9116 or frkrikor@holytranslators.org of those who may be sick at home, hospitalized or may simply want to talk, so that he can make arrangements to visit.

Kitchen Renovation
 

We have begun the process of renovating the Church Kitchen, which is scheduled to be completed soon.
 
Please note that until then there will be no access to the Kitchen.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Sunday Morning Prayer:  8:30AM 
Sunday Divine Liturgy:  9:30AM
 
Sun June 25         Divine Liturgy – Der Krikor
 
Sun.  July  2 
        No Church
 
Sun. July   9          Divine Liturgy – Der Krikor
 
Sun. July 16          Divine Liturgy – Der Krikor
 
Sun. July 23          Divine Liturgy – Der Krikor
 
Sun. July 30          No Church
 
Sun. Aug.  6          Divine Liturgy (Blessing of the Grapes) – Der Krikor
 
Sun. Aug. 13         No Church
 
Sun. Aug. 20         No Church
 
Sun. Aug. 27         Divine Liturgy  – Der Krikor

 
Sun. Sept   3          Divine Liturgy – Der Krikor
 
Sun. Sept. 10  
       Divine Liturgy – Der Krikor

 

PARISH COUNCIL 2017-2018
Pastor and President:                                  Rev. Fr. Krikor A. Sabounjian
Chairman:                                                                          Robin Palombo
Vice Chairman:                                                               Karnig Durgarian
Recording Secretary:                                                              Neil Ferraro
Corresponding Secretary:                                                Karyn Bilezerian
Treasurer:                                                                               Marco Ciaffi
Asst. Treasurer:                                                          Parkoohi Voskanian
Council Members:                                                              Elise Durgarian
                                                                                             Mark Jorjorian
                                                                                               Scott Zaleski

Diocesan Delegates:                                                           Laurie Bejoian
                                                                                        Karnig Durgarian

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Holy Translators Weekly News
Sunday, June 18, 2017

Feast of Holy Etchmiadzin
Father’s Day

QUOTE OF THE WEEK  
   
Figure Out What Will Please Christ
And Then Do It !!!

 

FEAST OF HOLY ETCHMIADZIN
 

Tomorrow,  the Armenian Church celebrates “The Feast of the Universal Church of Holy Etchmiadzin.”  This feast is celebrated two weeks after Pentecost (the birthday of the Christian Church) and the day after the Feast of the Deliverance of St. Gregory the Illuminator from the Pit (Khor-virab).  After his emergence from the pit  (he was imprisoned for fourteen years because he refused  to worship the pagan gods) St. Gregory preached the Christian Faith to the Armenian Nation, ultimately converting the Armenian King Drtad who declared Christianity as the official religion of Armenia in 301 A.D.  After the conversion, he continued his preaching.  In a vision, St. Gregory saw the Only-begotten who, descending from Heaven, struck with a gold  hammer the place where the underground pagan  emple at Vagharshabad was located.  It was at that very spot that the Cathedral of Holy Etchmiadzin (which means the “Only begotten descended”) was built in 302 A.D. and stands to this day. The Feast commemorates the final eradication of paganism in Armenia and the establishment of the Holy Armenian Church and her universal authority.  On the one hand, it is the commemoration of our national Church, the assertion of its   individuality and its support by the Armenian government.  On the other hand, as part of the Universal Church, it gave form to the church which had existed for three centuries, established by the Apostles Thaddeaus and Bartholomew and based on the truth of Holy Gospels. 
 

(from A Dictionary of the Armenian Church by Malachia Ormanian and Saints & Feasts of the Armenian Church by Patriarch Torkom Koushagian)
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Father’s Day
 

Across the United States today is observed as Father’s Day: a chance to reflect, with gratitude, on the deeper meaning of fatherhood.  While the surrounding popular culture may sometimes fail to treat fatherhood with due seriousness, the Armenian Church accords great reverence and respect to fathers.  The greatest tribute we pay to fatherhood lies in the way we apply the word “Father” to God. Our ability to call upon Him as our Father is a privilege and blessing—beautifully conveyed in a prayer from our Divine Liturgy:  “God of truth and Father of mercy, we are grateful that you have exalted us above even the [Old Testament] patriarchs. For you were called ‘God’ to them; but you are pleased to be named ‘Father’ to us.”  The priest recites this prayer right before the congregation sings the Hayr Mer –  reminding us that it was Jesus, God’s only-begotten Son, who taught us to call God “Our Father.” And when we understand God in terms of His Fatherhood, we also understand godliness to be the duty to which all fathers are called.  This Sunday, thank the fathers who strive to provide such an example in your own life, and remember those who have departed this world in your prayers. (From the Diocesan Website)
 

Scripture Readings for Sunday, June 18th.

Gospel Reading 
(John 10:22-30)
 

At that time the festival of the Dedication took place in Jerusalem. It was winter, and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the portico of Solomon.  So the Jews gathered around him and said to him, “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Messiah, tell us plainly.”  Jesus answered, “I have told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in my Father’s name testify to me;  but you do not believe, because you do not belong to my sheep.  My sheep hear my voice. I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one will snatch them out of my hand.  What my Father has given me is greater than all else, and no one can snatch it out of the Father’s hand.  The Father and I are one.”

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Epistle Reading
(Hebrews 9:1-10)

 

Now even the first covenant had regulations for worship and an earthly sanctuary. For a tent was constructed, the first one, in which were the lamp-stand, the table, and the bread of the Presence; this is called the Holy Place.  Behind the second curtain was a tent called the Holy of Holies. In it stood the golden altar of incense and the ark of the covenant overlaid on all sides with gold, in which there were a golden urn holding the manna, and Aaron’s rod that budded, and the tablets of the covenant; above it were the cherubim of glory overshadowing the mercy seat. Of these things we cannot speak now in detail.  Such preparations having been made, the priests go continually into the first tent to carry out their ritual duties; but only the high priest goes into the second, and he but once a year, and not without taking the blood that he offers for himself and for the sins committed unintentionally by the people.  By this the Holy Spirit indicates that the way into the sanctuary has not yet been disclosed as long as the first tent is still standing.  This is a symbol of the present time, during which gifts and sacrifices are offered that cannot perfect the conscience of the worshiper,  but deal only with food and drink and various baptisms, regulations for the body imposed until the time comes to set things right.
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Gospel Commentary
 
In today’s Gospel reading, Jesus very plainly explains that only those who are part of His flock will really and truly know Him.  He is present everywhere and His works are in plain sight for everyone to see.  However, our ability to see them and to feel His presence in our lives depends on our commitment to Him as  Lord and Savior.         Because, “for those with faith an explanation is never necessary and for those without faith an explanation is never sufficient.”  Where do you fit in?

Parish Announcements!
.
The Readings for next Sunday’s Badarak are: Romans 6:12-23 and Matthew 12:1-8
 
Golf Tournament:  Thank you everyone who helped make this year’s golf tournament a huge success on many levels, especially Karen Durgarian, Knar Felegian, Mark Kazanjian and Der Krikor.  This was our best tournament to date. 
 
Special Hokehankist on Fathers Day Today,we will offer special “Hokehankist” prayers for all deceased fathers, grandfathers and godfathers.

Summer Camps:  Applications for St. Vartan Camp, St. Nersess Summer Study Programs and Camp Haiastan are being accepted at this time.  See Der Krikor for more information.
  
Miracle Kitchen: Our next Miracle Kitchen is scheduled for Thursday, September 28th.  Volunteers are needed to help serve.  Please contact Renee Ferraro if you are able to help at reneegferraro@gmail,com.

 
Parish Outreach:  The Outreach program at our parish focuses on activities for our local communities as well as meeting parish-wide needs.  We currently serve the Salvation Miracle Kitchen monthly and need many more hands! 
If you are interested in helping please contact Renee Ferraro: 508-541-6770 or reneegferraro@gmail.com.  
        
Fellowship Sign-up:  Volunteers are needed to sponsor and work at our Coffee Fellowship Hours after Church as well as make donations toward the expense of the Altar Flowers and Candles.  Contact Jaymie Babaian to sign up.  (jaymie1754@gmail.com)
 
Please inform Der Krikor at 774-292-9116 or frkrikor@holytranslators.org of those who may be sick at home, hospitalized or may simply want to talk, so that he can make arrangements to visit.

Kitchen Renovation
 

We have begun the process of renovating the Church Kitchen, which is scheduled to be completed soon.
 
Please note that until then there will be no access to the Kitchen.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Sunday Morning Prayer:  8:30AM 
Sunday Divine Liturgy:  9:30AM
Sun. Jun  18         Feast of Holy Etchmiadzin
                                 Fathers Day

 
Sun June 25         Divine Liturgy – Der Krikor
 
Sun.  July  2 
        No Church
 
Sun. July   9          Divine Liturgy – Der Krikor
 
Sun. July 16          Divine Liturgy – Der Krikor
 
Sun. July 23          Divine Liturgy – Der Krikor
 
Sun. July 30          No Church
 
Sun. Aug.  6          Divine Liturgy (Blessing of the Grapes) – Der Krikor
 
Sun. Aug. 13         No Church
 
Sun. Aug. 20         No Church
 
Sun. Aug. 27         Divine Liturgy  – Der Krikor

 
Sun. Sept   3          Divine Liturgy – Der Krikor
 
Sun. Sept. 10  
       Divine Liturgy – Der Krikor

 

PARISH COUNCIL 2017-2018
Pastor and President:                                  Rev. Fr. Krikor A. Sabounjian
Chairman:                                                                          Robin Palombo
Vice Chairman:                                                               Karnig Durgarian
Recording Secretary:                                                              Neil Ferraro
Corresponding Secretary:                                                Karyn Bilezerian
Treasurer:                                                                               Marco Ciaffi
Asst. Treasurer:                                                          Parkoohi Voskanian
Council Members:                                                              Elise Durgarian
                                                                                             Mark Jorjorian
                                                                                               Scott Zaleski

Diocesan Delegates:                                                           Laurie Bejoian
                                                                                        Karnig Durgarian

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IN THIS WEEK’S NEWS

ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
ONLY 3 DAY AWAY

Annual Golf Tounament – June 12th – Click Here

Special Hokehankist on Fathers Day:  We will offer special “Hokehankist” prayers for all deceased fathers, grandfathers and godfathers on Fathers Day, June 18th. Please email your request to frkrikor@holytranslators.org or fill out a Requiem form at fellowship.  Donations may be sent to the Church or brought with you and given to Marco Ciaffi, Memo:  Fathers Day Hokehankist.

Holy Translators Weekly News
Sunday, June 11, 2017

Remembrance of the Prophet Elijah

QUOTE OF THE WEEK  
   
Figure Out What Will Please Christ
And Then Do It !!!

 

REMEMBRANCE OF THE PROPHET ELIJAH

 
Elijah meaning, “
Yahweh is my God,” was a prophet in the Kingdom of Samaria during the reign of Ahab in the 9th century BC.  According to the Books of Kings, Elijah defended the worship of Yahweh over that of the more popular Baal, he raised the dead, brought fire down from the sky, and ascended into heaven in a whirlwind (either accompanied by a chariot and horses of flame or riding in it)   In the Book of Malachi, Elijah’s return is prophesied “before the coming of the great and terrible day of the Lord,”  making him a harbinger of the Messiah and the  eschaton (the final event in the Divine plan) in various faiths that revere the       Hebrew Bible. Derivative references to Elijah appear in the Talmud, Mishnah, the New Testament, and the Qur’an.  In Judaism, Elijah’s name is invoked at the weekly Havdalah ritual that marks the end of Shabbat, and Elijah is invoked in other Jewish customs, among them the Passover Seder and the Brit milah (ritual circumcision). He appears in numerous stories and references in the Haggadah and      rabbinic literature, including the Babylonian Talmud.  In Christianity, the New Testament describes how both Jesus and John the Baptist are compared with     Elijah, and on some occasions, thought by some to be manifestations of Elijah, and Elijah appears with Moses during the Transfiguration of Jesus.  In Islam, the Qur’an describes Elijah as a great and righteous prophet of God, and one who   powerfully preached against the worship of Ba’al.  Elijah is also a figure in various folkloric traditions. In Macedonia, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Romania, he is known as “Elijah the Thunderer” and in folklore is held responsible for summer storms, hail, rain, thunder, and dew.         (Excerpts for Wikipedia)
 

Scripture Readings for Sunday, June 11th.

Gospel Reading 
(Luke 4:25-30)
 
But the truth is, there were many widows in Israel in the time of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, and there was a severe famine over all the land; yet Elijah was sent to none of them except to a widow at Zarephath in Sidon. There were also many lepers in Israel in the time of the prophet Elisha, and none of them was cleansed except Naaman the Syrian.”  When they heard this, all in the synagogue were filled with rage.  They got up, drove him out of the town, and led him to the brow of the hill on which their town was built, so that they might hurl him off the cliff.  But he passed through the midst of them and went on his way.
 
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Epistle Reading
(James 5:16-20)

 
Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective.  Elijah was a human being like us, and he prayed fervently that it might not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the earth.  Then he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain and the earth yielded its harvest.  My brothers and sisters, if anyone among you wanders from the truth and is brought back by another,  you should know that whoever brings back a sinner from wandering will save the sinner’s soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.
 
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Gospel Commentary
 
Many people are very nervous about confessing their sins to others.  Some have a problem confessing in front of a priest.  However, the ancient Christian custom was to confess your trespasses to one another.  When a Christian was guilty of sin, the matter was confessed in front of and to the whole church community as an act of repentance.  As the church grew, and outsiders began to frequent the church services, the pressure in such public confession became so great that the priest alone would hear the confession on behalf of the people and in front of God.  Now in our churches a form confession is recited by everyone in unison before the priest.  This accommodation falls short on many levels.  It allows us to never really deal with our specific shortcomings and sins, which also precludes us from true repentance.  Confession and repentance should not be group endeavors.  Each of us must come to grips with our own sinfulness and seek forgiveness from God through sincere soul searching, admission and repentance.  This is taught in Scripture and is something we need to return to if we truly want to be united with God.  What is not taught in Scripture is a private confession only to God, which is a refusal to acknowledge sin to the community.  During this week take stock of your spiritual life.  If you recognize your sins come to Der Krikor and inquire about private confession.  See if it changes your life.  This type of confession in not counseling.  It is a liturgical opening up to the mercy of God.

 

Parish Announcements!
.
The Readings for next Sunday’s Badarak are: Hebrews 9:1-10 and John 10:22-30.
 
Golf Tournament:  This year’s tournament will take place on Monday, June 12th. At the Sandy Burr Golf Course, Wayland MA.  The golf tournament is a major fund raiser for our Parish.  The committee needs help; Raffle ticket sellers, sponsors, golfers and workers.  Anyone interested in helping out please see Der Krikor or Karen Durgarian.

Special Hokehankist on Fathers Day:  We will offer special “Hokehankist” prayers for all deceased fathers, grandfathers and godfathers on Fathers Day, June 18th. Please email your request to frkrikor@holytranslators.org or fill out a Requiem form at fellowship.  Donations may be sent to the Church or brought with you and given to Marco Ciaffi, Memo:  Fathers Day Hokehankist.
 
Summer Camps:  Applications for St. Vartan Camp, St. Nersess Summer Study Programs and Camp Haiastan are being accepted at this time.  See Der Krikor for more information.
  
Miracle Kitchen: Our next Miracle Kitchen is scheduled for Thursday, September 28th.  Volunteers are needed to help serve.  Please contact Renee Ferraro if you are able to help at reneegferraro@gmail,com.

 
Parish Outreach:  The Outreach program at our parish focuses on activities for our local communities as well as meeting parish-wide needs.  We currently serve the Salvation Miracle Kitchen monthly and need many more hands! 
If you are interested in helping please contact Renee Ferraro: 508-541-6770 or reneegferraro@gmail.com.  
        
Fellowship Sign-up:  Volunteers are needed to sponsor and work at our Coffee Fellowship Hours after Church as well as make donations toward the expense of the Altar Flowers and Candles.  Contact Jaymie Babaian to sign up.  (jaymie1754@gmail.com)
 
Please inform Der Krikor at 774-292-9116 or frkrikor@holytranslators.org of those who may be sick at home, hospitalized or may simply want to talk, so that he can make arrangements to visit.

Kitchen Renovation
 

We have begun the process of renovating the Church Kitchen, which is scheduled to be completed soon.
 
Please note that until then there will be no access to the Kitchen.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Sunday Morning Prayer:  8:30AM 
Sunday Divine Liturgy:  9:30AM
 
Mon. June 12       Annual Golf Tournament – Sandy Burr, Wayland – 10:00AM

Sun. Jun  18         Feast of Holy Etchmiadzin
                                 Fathers Day
 
Sun June 25         Divine Liturgy – Der Krikor
 
Sun.  July  2 
        No Church
 
Sun. July   9          Divine Liturgy – Der Krikor
 
Sun. July 16          Divine Liturgy – Der Krikor
 
Sun. July 23          Divine Liturgy – Der Krikor
 
Sun. July 30          No Church
 
Sun. Aug.  6          Divine Liturgy (Blessing of the Grapes) – Der Krikor
 
Sun. Aug. 13         No Church
 
Sun. Aug. 20         No Church
 
Sun. Aug. 27         Divine Liturgy  – Der Krikor

 
Sun. Sept   3          Divine Liturgy – Der Krikor
 
Sun. Sept. 10  
       Divine Liturgy – Der Krikor

 

PARISH COUNCIL 2017-2018
Pastor and President:                                  Rev. Fr. Krikor A. Sabounjian
Chairman:                                                                          Robin Palombo
Vice Chairman:                                                               Karnig Durgarian
Recording Secretary:                                                              Neil Ferraro
Corresponding Secretary:                                                Karyn Bilezerian
Treasurer:                                                                               Marco Ciaffi
Asst. Treasurer:                                                          Parkoohi Voskanian
Council Members:                                                              Elise Durgarian
                                                                                             Mark Jorjorian
                                                                                               Scott Zaleski

Diocesan Delegates:                                                           Laurie Bejoian
                                                                                        Karnig Durgarian

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Weekly News – June 4, 2017

 

IN THIS WEEK’S NEWS

 

 

Annual Golf Tounament – June 12th – Click Here
 

Special Hokehankist on Fathers Day:  We will offer special “Hokehankist” prayers for all deceased fathers, grandfathers and godfathers on Fathers Day, June 18th. Please email your request to frkrikor@holytranslators.org or fill out a Requiem form at fellowship.  Donations may be sent to the Church or brought with you and given to Marco Ciaffi, Memo:  Fathers Day Hokehankist.

 

 

 

 

Holy Translators Weekly News
Sunday, June 4, 2017
Feast of Pentecost

 

 

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK
 
“For those with faith
an explanation is never necessary
and for those without faith
an explanation is never sufficient.” 

 

 

 

Please Note:
Badarak Begins at 9:30AM
Sunday School Classes for Grades K-8 begin at 9:30AM
Sunday School Classes for Grades 9-12 begin after Holy Communion.
(Everyone in grades 9-12 is expected to be in Church at 9:30AM)
Armenian School Classes begin at 12:00 Noon

 

 

 

THE FEAST OF PENTECOST

This Sunday,  the Armenian Church, as well as many other traditional Churches within Christendom, celebrates PENTECOST.  Pentecost is the 50th day after Easter.  In the Old Testament, the people of Israel commemorated the 50th day (which means Pentecost in Greek) after Passover as the day when God gave the Law (the Ten Commandments) to Moses on Mount Sinai.  In the New Testament, the followers of Christ were told by Jesus at His Ascension  to “… stay in the city (Jerusalem) until you are clothed with the power from on High.” (the Holy Spirit) Luke 24:49.  Ten Days after this and 50 days after Easter (the New Passover), the Apostles received the Holy Spirit and were filled with the power of God.  They were then able to go out into the world and preach the Gospel of our Lord fully.”When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place.  And suddenly a sound came from Heaven like the rush of a mighty  wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.  And there appeared to them tongues as of fire, distributed and resting on each of them.  And they were filled with the Holy Spirit…” (Acts 2:1-4).

The Holy Spirit is the Third Person of the Holy Trinity.  He is God.  Through the Holy Spirit we are united with Christ.  The Holy Spirit leads us to God.  If we are to be true Christians, we, like the Apostles,  should also be “inspired” (filled with the Holy Spirit).  Our entire lives should reflect this reality in all that we do and say.

Let us pray to God that He fill us all with the precious gift of His Holy Spirit so that we may truly become His disciples in our world today.

 

 

 

Scripture Readings for Sunday, June 4h.
 

Gospel Reading
(John 14:25-31) 
“I have said these things to you while I am still with you.  But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you.  Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.  You heard me say to you, ‘I am going away, and I am coming to you.’ If you loved me, you would rejoice that I am going to the Father, because the Father is greater than I.  And now I have told you this before it occurs, so that when it does occur, you may believe.  I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming. He has no power over me;  but I do as the Father has commanded me, so that the world may know that I love the Father. Rise, let us be on our way.
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Epistle Reading
(Acts 2:1-21)
When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place..  And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting.  Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them.  All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.  Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem. And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each.  Amazed and astonished, they asked, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans?  And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language? Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia,  Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes,  Cretans and Arabs–in our own languages we hear them speaking about God’s deeds of power.”  All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?”  But others sneered and said, “They are filled with new wine.”  But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them, “Men of Judea and all who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to what I say.  Indeed, these are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only nine o’clock in the morning.  No, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel:  ‘In the last days it will be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams.  Even upon my slaves, both men and women, in those days I will pour out my Spirit; and they shall prophesy. And I will show portents in the heaven above and signs on the earth below, blood, and fire, and smoky mist.  The sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood, before the coming of the Lord’s great and glorious day.  Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.’
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Gospel Commentary

When we attempt to accomplish anything there is a process.  There is the attainment of knowledge which gives us the tools we need and there is the element of execution: the ability to take the knowledge received and turn it into something productive and useful.  In our spiritual life the second aspect of this process is realized through the Holy Spirit.  The Holy Spirit give us the grace to be able to truly understand and appreciate the passive knowledge of our Faith which we receive and  turn it into action.  This week pray for the awakening of the graces you received at your Baptism through the Holy Spirit to lead you to action during your daily activities and see if it make a difference in the way you approach things.

 

 

 

 

Parish Announcements!
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The Readings for next Sunday’s Badarak are: James 5:16-20 & Luke 4:25-30.

Men’s Fellowship Night Thank you to everyone who helped to make the Men’s Fellowship night a wonderful evening, especially Karnig Durgarian, Anthony Barsamian and Ron Tutunjian.

 

Golf Tournament:  This year’s tournament will take place on Monday, June 12th. At the Sandy Burr Golf Course, Wayland MA.  The golf tournament is a major fund raiser for our Parish.  The committee needs help; Raffle ticket sellers, sponsors, golfers and workers.  Anyone interested in helping out please see Der Krikor or Karen Durgarian.

Special Hokehankist on Fathers Day:  We will offer special “Hokehankist” prayers for all deceased fathers, grandfathers and godfathers on Fathers Day, June 18th. Please email your request to frkrikor@holytranslators.org or fill out a Requiem form at fellowship.  Donations may be sent to the Church or brought with you and given to Marco Ciaffi, Memo:  Fathers Day Hokehankist.

Summer Camps:  Applications for St. Vartan Camp, St. Nersess Summer Study Programs and Camp Haiastan are being accepted at this time.  See Der Krikor for more information.

Miracle Kitchen: Our next Miracle Kitchen is scheduled for Thursday, September 28th.  Volunteers are needed to help serve.  Please contact Renee Ferraro if you are able to help at reneegferraro@gmail,com.

 
Parish Outreach:  The Outreach program at our parish focuses on activities for our local communities as well as meeting parish-wide needs.  We currently serve the Salvation Miracle Kitchen monthly and need many more hands!
If you are interested in helping please contact Renee Ferraro: 508-541-6770 or reneegferraro@gmail.com.
Fellowship Sign-up:  Volunteers are needed to sponsor and work at our Coffee Fellowship Hours after Church as well as make donations toward the expense of the Altar Flowers and Candles.  Contact Jaymie Babaian to sign up.  (jaymie1754@gmail.com)
 
Please inform Der Krikor at 774-292-9116 or frkrikor@holytranslators.org of those who may be sick at home, hospitalized or may simply want to talk, so that he can make arrangements to visit.

 

 

 

Kitchen Renovation

We have begun the process of renovating the Church Kitchen, which is scheduled to be completed soon.
Please note that until then there will be no access to the Kitchen.

 

 

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Sunday Morning Prayer:  8:30AM 
Sunday Divine Liturgy:  9:30AM

Sun., Jun   4         Feast of PentecostMon. June 12       Annual Golf Tournament – Sandy Burr, Wayland – 10:00AM

Sun. Jun  18         Feast of Holy Etchmiadzin
Fathers Day

Sun June 25         Divine Liturgy – Der Krikor

Sun.  July  2 
        Divine Liturgy – Der Krikor

Sun. July   9          Divine Liturgy – Der Krikor

Sun. July 16          Divine Liturgy – Der Krikor

Sun. July 23          Divine Liturgy – Der Krikor

Sun. July 30          No Church

Sun. Aug.  6          Divine Liturgy (Blessing of the Grapes) – Der Krikor

Sun. Aug. 13          No Church

Sun. Aug. 20         No Church

Sun. Aug. 27         Divine Liturgy  – Der Krikor

Sun. Sept   3          Divine Liturgy – Der Krikor

Sun. Sept. 10  
       Divine Liturgy – Der Krikor

 

 

 

PARISH COUNCIL 2017-2018
Pastor and President:                                  Rev. Fr. Krikor A. Sabounjian
Chairman:                                                                          Robin Palombo
Vice Chairman:                                                               Karnig Durgarian
Recording Secretary:                                                              Neil Ferraro
Corresponding Secretary:                                                Karyn Bilezerian
Treasurer:                                                                               Marco Ciaffi
Asst. Treasurer:                                                          Parkoohi Voskanian
Council Members:                                                              Elise Durgarian
Mark Jorjorian
Scott Zaleski
Diocesan Delegates:                                                           Laurie Bejoian
Karnig Durgarian

 

 

 

 

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IN THIS WEEK’S NEWS

Men’s Fellowship Night – June 1st. – Click Here
Annual Golf Tounament – June 12th – Click Here

Holy Translators Weekly News
Sunday, May 28, 2017

Feast of the Ascension and Memorial Day

QUOTE OF THE WEEK  
  
“For those with faith
an explanation is never necessary
and for those without faith
an explanation is never sufficient.” 

Please Note:  
Badarak Begins at 9:30AM
Sunday School Classes for Grades K-8 begin at 9:30AM
Sunday School Classes for Grades 9-12 begin after Holy Communion.
(Everyone in grades 9-12 is expected to be in Church at 9:30AM)
Armenian School Classes begin at 12:00 Noon

Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. The holiday, which is currently observed every year on the last Monday of May, originated as Decoration Day after the American Civil War in 1868, when the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of Union veterans founded in Decatur, Illinois, established it as a time for the nation to decorate the graves of the Union war dead with flowers. By the 20th century, competing Union and Confederate holiday traditions, celebrated on different days, had merged, and Memorial Day eventually extended to honor all Americans who died while in the military service. It marks the start of the unofficial summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end.

 
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Ascension of our Lord:  On Thursday, May 25th, the Armenian Church will celebrated the feast of the  Ascension of our Lord, Jesus Christ.  After His resurrection, our Lord remained on earth for forty days and continued to appear to His disciples and tell them about the Kingdom of  God. (Acts 1:3)  He told them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait there for what the Father had promised.  That promise was the reception of the Holy Spirit which occurred ten days later at Pentecost. 
 
“Now  having met together, they asked Him, ‘Lord, has the time come? Are you going to restore the kingdom of Israel?”  He replied, ‘It is not for you to know  times or dates that the Father has decided by His own authority, but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you, and then you will be My witnesses not only in Jerusalem but throughout Judea and Samaria and indeed to the ends of  the earth.’  As He said this He was lifted up while they  looked on, and a cloud took Him from their sight.” (Acts 1:6-9)
 
During this forty day period between Easter and Ascension we are in a period of Feasting in remembrance of the time that our Lord remained on earth after His Resurrection.  Upon His Ascension, He left us with a specific command.  
 
“All authority in Heaven and on earth has been given to Me.  Go, therefore, make disciples of all nations; baptize them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of  the Holy Spirit, and teach them to observe all the commands I gave you.  And know that I am with you always; yes, to the end of time.”  (Matthew 28:18-20)
 
This is our mission as the followers of Christ even today.

 
 

Scripture Readings for Sunday, May 28th.

Gospel Reading 
(John 12:12-23)
The next day the great crowd that had come for the festival heard that Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem.  They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, “Hosanna!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Blessed is the king of Israel!” Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, as it is written: “Do not be afraid, Daughter Zion; see, your king is coming, seated on a donkey’s colt.”  At first his disciples did not understand all this. Only after Jesus was glorified did they realize that these things had been written about him and that these things had been done to him. Now the crowd that was with him when he called Lazarus from the tomb and raised him from the dead continued to spread the word.  Many people, because they had heard that he had performed this sign, went out to meet him.  So the Pharisees said to one another, “See, this is getting us nowhere. Look how the whole world has gone after him!” Now there were some Greeks among those who went up to worship at the festival.  They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, with a request. “Sir,” they said, “we would like to see Jesus.” Philip went to tell Andrew; Andrew and Philip in turn told Jesus. Jesus replied, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.
 
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Epistle Reading
(1John 5:13-21)
I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know that you have eternal life.  And this is the boldness we have in him, that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have obtained the requests made of him. If you see your brother or sister committing what is not a mortal sin, you will ask, and God will give life to such a one–to those whose sin is not mortal. There is sin that is mortal; I do not say that you should pray about that. All wrongdoing is sin, but there is sin that is not mortal.  We know that those who are born of God do not sin, but the one who was born of God protects them, and the evil one does not touch them. We know that we are God’s children, and that the whole world lies under the power of the evil one. And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding so that we may know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life. Dear children, keep yourselves from idols. 
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Commentary on the Ascension Gospel
(Matthew 2816-20)
 
At His Ascension, our Lord gave the Great Commission  to “go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,  and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you.”   This is our commission today as practicing Christians.  During this next week analyze your lives and see how many times in the course of your day you go and make disciples, not necessarily by your words, but more importantly by the way you lead your life and by the decisions you make.
 

Parish Announcements!
 
Bible Study:  Will  meet this Tuesday, May 30th from 10:30-11:30AM.
The readings for next Sunday’s Badarak are: Acts 2:1-21 and John 14:25-31.

Men’s Fellowship Night will take place Thursday Evening, June 1st, starting at 6:30PM.   See Anthony Barsamian or Karnig Durgarian for more information. 
 
Golf Tournament:  This year’s tournament will take place on Monday, June 12th. At the Sandy Burr Golf Course, Wayland MA.  The golf tournament is a major fund raiser for our Parish.  The committee needs help; Raffle ticket sellers, sponsors, golfers and workers.  Anyone interested in helping out please see Der Krikor or Karen Durgarian.
 
Miracle Kitchen: Our next Miracle Kitchen is scheduled for Thursday, September 28th.  Volunteers are needed to help serve.  Please contact Renee Ferraro if you are able to help at reneegferraro@gmail,com.

 
Parish Outreach:  The Outreach program at our parish focuses on activities for our local communities as well as meeting parish-wide needs.  We currently serve the Salvation Miracle Kitchen monthly and need many more hands! 
If you are interested in helping please contact Renee Ferraro: 508-541-6770 or reneegferraro@gmail.com.  
        
Fellowship Sign-up:  Volunteers are needed to sponsor and work at our Coffee Fellowship Hours after Church as well as make donations toward the expense of the Altar Flowers and Candles.  Contact Jaymie Babaian to sign up.  (jaymie1754@gmail.com)
 
Please inform Der Krikor at 774-292-9116 or frkrikor@holytranslators.org of those who may be sick at home, hospitalized or may simply want to talk, so that he can make arrangements to visit.

Kitchen Renovation
 

We have begun the process of renovating the Church Kitchen, which is scheduled to be completed soon.
 
Please note that until then there will be no access to the Kitchen.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Sunday Morning Prayer:  8:30AM 
Sunday Divine Liturgy:  9:30AM
Thu Jun     1         Men’s Fellowship Night – Fellowship Hall
 
Sun., Jun   4         Feast of Pentecost
 
Mon. June 12       Annual Golf Tournament – Sandy Burr, Wayland – 10:00AM

Sun. Jun  18         Feast of Holy Etchmiadzin
                                 Fathers Day
 

PARISH COUNCIL 2017-2018
Pastor and President:                                  Rev. Fr. Krikor A. Sabounjian
Chairman:                                                                          Robin Palombo
Vice Chairman:                                                               Karnig Durgarian
Recording Secretary:                                                              Neil Ferraro
Corresponding Secretary:                                                Karyn Bilezerian
Treasurer:                                                                               Marco Ciaffi
Asst. Treasurer:                                                          Parkoohi Voskanian
Council Members:                                                              Elise Durgarian
                                                                                             Mark Jorjorian
                                                                                               Scott Zaleski

Diocesan Delegates:                                                           Laurie Bejoian
                                                                                        Karnig Durgarian

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Weekly News – May 21, 2017


IN THIS WEEK’S NEWS

Sunday School/Armenian School
Graduation and Promotion Day
will take place this Sunday, May 21st.

Men’s Fellowship Night – June 1st. – Click Here
Annual Golf Tounament – June 12th – Click Here

Holy Translators Weekly News
Sunday, May 21, 2017
Eastertide

Sunday School and Armenian Church Promotion Day
Sunday School Graduation.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK
 
“It is better to build children
than to repair men.”  

Please Note:
Badarak Begins at 9:30AM
Sunday School Classes for Grades K-8 begin at 9:30AM
Sunday School Classes for Grades 9-12 begin after Holy Communion.
(Everyone in grades 9-12 is expected to be in Church at 9:30AM)
Armenian School Classes begin at 12:00 Noon

Scripture Readings for Sunday, May 21st.

Gospel Reading 
(John 9:39-10:10)
Jesus said, “I came into this world for judgment so that those who do not see may see, and those who do see may become blind.”  Some of the Pharisees near him heard this and said to him, “Surely we are not blind, are we?”  Jesus said to them, “If you were blind, you would not have sin. But now that you say, ‘We see,’ your sin remains.  “Very truly, I tell you, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate but climbs in by another way is a thief and a bandit.  The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep.   The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep hear his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.  When he has brought out all his own, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice.  They will not follow a stranger, but they will run from him because they do not know the voice of strangers.”  Jesus used this figure of speech with them, but they did not understand what he was saying to them.  So again Jesus said to them, “Very truly, I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep.  All who came before me are thieves and bandits; but the sheep did not listen to them.  I am the gate. Whoever enters by me will be saved, and will come in and go out and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly

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Epistle Reading
(1John 3:2-6)
Beloved, we are God’s children now; what we will be has not yet been revealed. What we do know is this: when He is revealed, we will be like Him, for we will see Him as He is.  And all who have this hope in Him purify themselves, just as He is pure.  Everyone who commits sin is guilty of lawlessness; sin is lawlessness.  You know that He was revealed to take away sins, and in Him there is no sin. No one who abides in Him sins; no one who sins has either seen Him or known Him.

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Gospel Commentary

In this Gospel reading Jesus says:  “If you were blind, you would not have sin. But now that you say, ‘We see,’ your sin remains.”  We who are members of His Church cannot claim ignorance.  We are not “blind.”  We have no excuse.  We have experienced Jesus even to the extent of becoming united to Him in the reception of His Body and Blood in the Holy Communion and thereby we have demonstrated our hope in Him. “And all who have this hope in Him purify themselves, just as He is pure.” During this week try to make a conscious effort to demonstrate your hope in Jesus.  Think before you think, speak or act. Try to remove impure thoughts, control your tongue and do acts of kindness.  See how you do.

Yughakin Offering
Yughakin Offering is a special offering made twice a year at Christmas & Easter to help defray the operational costs of our Parish.  “Yughakin” was the price for the oil used to light the lamps of the Church.  Though we no longer need oil we still have many operational costs and this offering made during these two feasts is another way for us to show our commitment to this most worthy cause. During this Season of giving, let us remember our Church with a special gift. We need your continued support. Envelopes are available as you leave Church or you can mail your offering to the Church:  38 Franklin Street Framingham, MA 01702  (Note on Check: Yughakin Offering)

Parish Announcements!
Bible Study:  Will  meet this Tuesday, May 23rd from 10:30-11:30AM.
The readings for next Sunday’s Badarak are: 1John 5:13-21 and John 12:12-23.
Home Blessing and Visitations:  If any wishes to have their home blessed, please contact Der Krikor at 774-292-9116 or by email at frkrikor@holytranslators.org.

Men’s Fellowship Night will take place Thursday Evening, June 1st, starting at 6:30PM.   See Anthony Barsamian or Karnig Durgarian for more information.
Golf Tournament:  This year’s tournament will take place on Monday, June 12th. At the Sandy Burr Golf Course, Wayland MA.  The golf tournament is a major fund raiser for our Parish.  The committee needs help; Raffle ticket sellers, sponsors, golfers and workers.  Anyone interested in helping out please see Der Krikor or Karen Durgarian.
Miracle Kitchen: Our next Miracle Kitchen is scheduled for Thursday, May, 25th.  Volunteers are needed to help serve.  Please contact Renee Ferraro if you are able to help at reneegferraro@gmail,com.
 
Parish Outreach:  The Outreach program at our parish focuses on activities for our local communities as well as meeting parish-wide needs.  We currently serve the Salvation Miracle Kitchen monthly and need many more hands!
If you are interested in helping please contact Renee Ferraro: 508-541-6770 or reneegferraro@gmail.com.
Fellowship Sign-up:  Volunteers are needed to sponsor and work at our Coffee Fellowship Hours after Church as well as make donations toward the expense of the Altar Flowers and Candles.  Contact Jaymie Babaian to sign up.  (jaymie1754@gmail.com)
 
Please inform Der Krikor at 774-292-9116 or frkrikor@holytranslators.org of those who may be sick at home, hospitalized or may simply want to talk, so that he can make arrangements to visit.

Kitchen Renovation

We have begun the process of renovating the Church Kitchen, which is scheduled to be completed soon. Please note that until then there will be no access to the Kitchen.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Sunday Morning Prayer:  8:30AM 
Sunday Divine Liturgy:  9:30AM

Sun. May  21        Sunday School/Armenian School Graduation and Promotion Day

Tue. May  23        Weekly Bible Study  – Fellowship Hall – 10:30AM

Thu. May  25        Feast of the Ascension of our Lord

Thu Jun     1         Men’s Fellowship Night – Fellowship Hall

Sun., Jun   4         Feast of Pentecost

Mon. June 12       Annual Golf Tournament – Sandy Burr, Wayland – 10:00AM

Sun. Jun  18         Feast of Holy Etchmiadzin
                              Fathers’ Day
 

PARISH COUNCIL 2017-2018
Pastor and President:                                  Rev. Fr. Krikor A. Sabounjian
Chairman:                                                                          Robin Palombo
Vice Chairman:                                                               Karnig Durgarian
Recording Secretary:                                                              Neil Ferraro
Corresponding Secretary:                                                Karyn Bilezerian
Treasurer:                                                                               Marco Ciaffi
Asst. Treasurer:                                                          Parkoohi Voskanian
Council Members:                                                              Elise Durgarian
Mark Jorjorian
Scott Zaleski

Diocesan Delegates:  Laurie Bejoian
Karnig Durgarian

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Holy Translators Weekly News

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Easter Sunday
Resurrection of our Lord

Quote of the Week

“Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe.”

Please Note:

Badarak Begins at 9:30AM
Sunday School Classes for Grades K-8 begin at 9:30AM
Sunday School Classes for Grades 9-12 begin after Holy Communion.
(Everyone in grades 9-12 is expected to be in Church at 9:30AM)
Armenian School Classes begin at 12:00 Noon

EASTER SUNDAY

Resurrection of our Lord

KRISDOS HARYAV EE MERELOTZ.
CHRIST IS RISEN FROM THE DEAD.ORHNIAL EH HAROUTYOONUN KRISTOSEE.
BLESSED IS THE RESURRECTION OF CHRIST

INTROIT: “Krisdos Haryav…..”

Christ is risen from the dead!
He trampled down death by (His) death,
and by His Resurrection granted life unto us.
Glory unto Him for all ages. Amen.MIDDAY HYMN: “Kovya Yeroosaghem uzDer…”
Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem.
Christ is risen from the dead! Alleluia!
Come ye people, sing to the Lord: Alleluia!
To Him who is risen from the dead, Alleluia!
To Him who has enlightened the world, Alleluia!HAGIODY: “Ov eh vorbes…”
Who is like unto the Lord our God?
He was crucified for us, He was buried and rose again,
He was believed on in the world, and ascended in glory.

Come ye people, let us sing praises unto Him together
with the angels, saying: Holy, Holy, Holy art Thou,
O Lord our God.

Scripture Readings for Sunday, April 16

(Mark 16:2-8)
Gospel Reading

And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. They had been saying to one another, “Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?” When they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had already been rolled back. As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man, dressed in a white robe, sitting on the right side; and they were alarmed. But he said to them, “Do not be alarmed; you are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has been raised; he is not here. Look, there is the place they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter that he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him, just as he told you.” So they went out and fled from the tomb, for terror and amazement had seized them; and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid.

Dismissal Gospel
(John 20:19-25)
When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.” But Thomas (who was called the Twin), one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands, and put my finger in the mark of the nails and my hand in his side, I will not believe.” A week later his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were shut, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe.” Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe.”

Gospel Commentary

Christ is risen from the dead. This reality was something that was received differently by different people. It wasn’t that the reality was suspect. It was that it’s effect depended on the spiritual preparedness of those receiving it. The women embraced it immediately; most of the disciples accepted it after dealing with their fear; Thomas doubted it until he received physical proof. We are called not only to accept the resurrection of our Lord, but to live it. During this week analyze where you are.

“Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe.”

Weekly Announcements

Kitchen Renovation: We have begun the process of renovating the Church Kitchen, which is scheduled to be completed soon. Please note that until then there will be no access to the Kitchen.

Yughakin Offering
Yughakin Offering is a special offering made twice a year at Christmas & Easter to help defray the operational costs of our Parish. “Yughakin” was the price for the oil used to light the lamps of the Church. Though we no longer need oil we still have many operational costs and this offering made during these two feasts is another way for us to show our commitment to this most worthy cause. During this Season of giving, let us remember our Church with a special gift. We need your continued support. Envelopes are available as you leave Church or you can mail your offering to the Church: 38 Franklin Street Framingham, MA 01702 (Note on Check: Yughakin Offering)

Join Us for these Two Events!

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Parish Announcements

Easter Lilies: The Easter Lilies that have been adorning the Altar will be available for purchase at Fellowship on Sunday. Please see Marco Ciaffi at Fellowship. Thank you to Robin Palombo for coordinating the weekly flower purchases.

Home Blessing and Visitations: If any wishes to have their home blessed, please contact Der Krikor at 774-292-9116 or by email at frkrikor@holytranslators.org.

Readings for next Sunday’s Badarak: James 3:1-12 and John 1:1-17.

Bible Study: Will meet on Tuesday, April 18th form 10:30-11:30AM

Parish-Wide Walk for Hunger: On Sunday, May 7th, our Parish will participate in the Walk for Hunger fundraiser for needy families in Massachusetts. We will gather at the Church on Sunday at 7:30AM and head to Boston as a group to begin the walk. Upon completion we will return to the Church (approx. 1:00PM) for an abbreviated Badarak and community cookout. Contact Yeretzgin LuAnn for more information: lsabounjian@gmail.com

Special Hokehankist on Mothers Day: We will offer special “Hokehankist” prayers for all deceased mothers, grandmothers and godmothers on Sunday, May 14th in honor of Mothers Day. Please email your request to frkrikor@holytranslators.org or fill out a Requiem form at fellowship. Donations may be sent to the Church or brought with you and given to Marco Ciaffi. Memo: Mothers Day Hokehankist.

Sunday School Graduation and Promotion Day will take place on Sunday, May 21st.

Men’s Fellowship Night will take place Thursday Evening, June 1st, starting at 6:30PM. See Anthony Barsamian or Karnig Durgarian for more information.

Golf Tournament: This year’s tournament will take place on Monday, June 12th. At the Sandy Burr Golf Course, Wayland MA. The golf tournament is a major fund raiser for our Parish. The committee needs help; Raffle ticket sellers, sponsors, golfers and workers. Anyone interested in helping out please see Der Krikor or Karen Durgarian.

Miracle Kitchen: Our next Miracle Kitchen is scheduled for Thursday, April 27th. Volunteers are needed to help serve. Please contact Renee Ferraro if you are able to help at reneegferraro@gmail,com.

Parish Outreach: The Outreach program at our parish focuses on activities for our local communities as well as meeting parish-wide needs. We currently serve the Salvation Miracle Kitchen monthly and need many more hands!
If you are interested in helping please contact Renee Ferraro: 508-541-6770 or reneegferraro@gmail.com.

Fellowship Sign-up: Volunteers are needed to sponsor and work at our Coffee Fellowship Hours after Church as well as make donations toward the expense of the Altar Flowers and Candles. Contact Jaymie Babaian to sign up. (jaymie1754@gmail.com)

Please inform Der Krikor at 774-292-9116 or frkrikor@holytranslators.org of those who may be sick at home, hospitalized or may simply want to talk, so that he can make arrangements to visit.

Calendar of Events

Sunday Morning Prayer: 8:30AM
Sunday Divine Liturgy: 9:30AM

Tue. Apr. 18 Weekly Bible Study – Fellowship Hall – 10:30AMTue. Apr. 25 NO Weekly Bible Study

Thur. Apr. 27 Miracle Kitchen

Tue. May 2 NO Weekly Bible Study

Sun. May 7 Parish-Wide Walk for Hunger
Divine Liturgy and Community Meal (Details to Follow)

Tue. May 9 Weekly Bible Study – Fellowship Hall – 10:30AM

Tue. May 16 Weekly Bible Study – Fellowship Hall – 10:30AM

Sun. May 21 Sunday School Graduation and Promotion Day

Tue. May 23 Weekly Bible Study – Fellowship Hall – 10:30AM

Thu. May 25 Feast of the Ascension of our Lord

Thu Jun 1 Men’s Fellowship Night – Fellowship Hall

Sun., Jun 4 Feast of Pentecost

Mon. June 12 Annual Golf Tournament – Sandy Burr, Wayland – 10:00AM

Parish Council 2017-2018

Pastor and President: Rev. Fr. Krikor A. Sabounjian
Chairman: Robin Palombo
Vice Chairman: Karnig Durgarian
Recording Secretary: Neil Ferraro
Corresponding Secretary: Karyn Bilezerian
Treasurer: Marco Ciaffi
Asst. Treasurer: Parkoohi Voskanian
Council Members: Elise Durgarian
Mark Jorjorian
Scott Zaleski

Diocesan Delegates: Laurie Bejoian
Karnig Durgarian

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