Weekly News – April 21, 2019

Weekly News – April 21, 2019




 

WEEKLY NEWS
April 21, 2019
Easter Sunday – Zadig
 Resurrection of our Lord

QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“Blessed are those who have not seen
and yet have come to believe.”
Find the Jesus within You!

SUNDAY SCHEDULE
Morning Prayer: 8:30AM
Divine Liturgy Family Worship: 9:30AM

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE
Fri.  Apr. 19         Good Friday
Crucifixion and Burial Service: – 12:00NOON.
Sat. Apr.  20         Holy Saturday
Reading of the Prophecies – 4:00PM
Easter Eve Divine Liturgy – 5:00PMSun. Apr. 21         Easter Sunday
Easter Divine Liturgy – 9:30AM

SPECIAL HOKEHANKIST ON MOTHERS DAY
We will offer special “Hokehankist” prayers for all deceased mothers, grandmothers and godmothers on Sunday, May 12th 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 Laurie Bejoian.  Memo: Mothers Day Hokehankist.

UPCOMING PARISH EVENTS

LADIES TO BENEFIT ONE ARMENIA
(Safe House for Women in Armenia)

MEN’S FELLOWSHIP NIGHT 

19th ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
MONDAY, JUNE 10, 2019

Dear Friend,

 

We invite you to join us on the links on Monday, June 10, 2019 for the Armenian Church of the Holy Translators (ACHT) 19th Annual Golf Tournament at the Sandy Burr Country Club, in Wayland, MA. Registration begins at 8:30 AM and the scramble format tee-off is at 10 AM.


Funds raised by the ACHT Golf Tournament will help offset:

  • Religious education & cultural programs
  • Operating expenses for our historical building
  • Outreach activities we provide for residents in the greater Framingham and MetroWest areas.

 

If you supported us in the past, we truly appreciate it and look forward to your donation again this year. If you would like to become a new supporter, we welcome you. Please consider making a sponsorship donation.

Golfer registration and sponsorship forms are available in the link below.
We would appreciate if forms are returned by June 5th.

If you wish to make a raffle donation or would like more information, please contact Rev. Fr. Krikor Sabounjian at frkrikor@holytranslators.org or Karen Durgarian at karnig@verizon.net.

Warm wishes,
ACHT Golf Committee.

Click Here to Download Golfer Registration and Sponsorship Forms

SAVE THE DATE 
Saturday, May 11th            Ladies High Tea
Thursday, May 30th           Men’s Fellowship Night
Monday,  June 10th           Annual Golf Tournament    
Sunday,  Sept. 15th           Annual Church Picnic

 WEEKLY BULLETIN  

EASTER
 Resurrection of our Lord

Krisdos Haryav ee Merelotz
Christ is Risen from the Dead
Orhnial Eh Haroutoonun Krisdosee
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.

WEEKLY PARISH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Easter Lilies:  The Easter Lilies that have been adorning the Altar will be available for purchase at Fellowship on Sunday.  Please see Robin Palombo 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.

Bible Readings:  Readings for this Sunday’s Badarak are: 1Corinthians 15:1-11 and  Mark 16:2-8. 

                             Readings for next Sunday’s Badarak are: James 3:1-12 and  John 1:1-17.
 
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.
Sunday School Lenten Drive:  This year’s Diocesan-wide drive will benefit “The First Thousand Days:” Combating Child Malnutrition in Armenia sponsored by the Fund for Armenia Relief (FAR).

Something’s Brewing:  A Cup of Tea With Comedy;  May 11, 2019 at ACHT. Ladies luncheon to benefit One Armenia, safe house for women in Armenia. For information and reservations, contact:  Karen Durgarian, karnig@verizon.net

Special Hokehankist on Mothers Day:  We will offer special “Hokehankist” prayers for all deceased mothers, grandmothers and godmothers on Sunday, May 12th 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 Laurie Bejoian.  Memo: Mothers Day Hokehankist.

Men’s Fellowship Night will take place Thursday Evening, May 30th, starting at 6:30PM.  See Karnig Durgarian or Anthony Barsamian for more information
Golf Tournament:  This year’s tournament will take place on Monday, June 10th. 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.
Parish Outreach:  The Outreach program at our parish focuses on activities for our local communities as well as meeting parish-wide needs.  Renee Ferraro is the Outreach Coordinator (617-308-3699 or reneegferraro@gmail.com.)
ACYOA Jrs:    Advisor: Yeretzgin LuAnn (lsabounjian@gmail.com)                                                                           Chairpersons: Ashley Kutzer and Colin Dagg)
For Young people ages 13-18
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                                                                             ACYOA Srs:  Chairperson:  Arthur Sabounjian (djimpossible@gmail.com)               

                        For Young adults ages 18 and above.

Membership Dues/Stewardship:  Please remember to renew your 2019 membership.   We ask that you also fulfill your stewardship obligations in a timely manner.  Our goal is to have 100% participation in stewardship this year.

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. A sign-up sheet is available at Fellowship or contact
Jaymie Babaian (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 he can arrange a visit. 

SCRIPTURE READINGS
Sunday, April 21, 2019

Gospel Reading 
(Mark 16:2-8)
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.
 
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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.”

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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.”

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE


Fri.  Apr. 19            Good Friday
Crucifixion and Burial Service: – 12:00NOON.

Sat. Apr.  20           Holy Saturday
Reading of the Prophecies – 4:00PM
Easter Eve Divine Liturgy – 5:00PM

Sun. Apr. 21            Easter Sunday
Easter Divine Liturgy – 9:30AM

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Sat.  May  11            Women’s High Tea – Fellowship Hall

Thu. May  30           Feast of the Ascension of our Lord
Men’s Fellowship Night – Fellowship Hall

Sun. June  9           Feast of Pentecost
Sunday School Graduation and Promotion Day

Mon Jun  10           Annual Golf Tournament – Sandy Burr, Wayland – 10:00AM

Sun. Jun  23           Feast of Holy Etchmiadzin

OTHER NEWS
VEMKAR DIOCESAN RESOURCE & APP – The Eastern Diocese recently launched a new electronid at the pastoral and educational leaders of our church. Each edition inspires readers to “get ready for Sunday,” by presenting classroom lessons, sermon topics, and other resources to enrich young and old alike in their worship and learning experiences. 
View this week’s VEMKAR newsletter.
Download the VEMKAR app! Click here for iOS or Android platforms. 

FAR (Fund for Armenian Relief)  FAR’s GTech Course Helps Youth Find Employment in IT

Thanks to one of FAR’s Gyumri Information Technology Center (GTech) recent projects, more promising young people have secured jobs at some of Armenia’s leading IT companies. Called “Boosting Technological Developments,” it aims to support development of the region through skills enrichment of young and vulnerable populations. About 80 students can participate at a time in the course, which has a corresponding internship. Most who complete it have already found employment. Nvard Martirosyan, 23, was studying finance when she got interested in programming and heard about a new GTech course. She interned at Chessify and now works there as an IOS programmer.

To learn more about GTech, go to: https://farusa.org/2019/03/22/gtech-tech-development-project-positively-impacts-development-and-innovation-in-it/
To support programs like GTech, go to: : https://farusa.org/donate/

 

PARISH COUNCIL
2019-2020
Pastor and President:  Rev. Fr. Krikor A. Sabounjian
Chairman:  Robin Palombo
Vice Chairman:  Anthony Mello
Recording Secretary:  Neil Ferraro
Corresponding Secretary:  Lucine Kapreilian
Treasurer:  Laurie Bejoian
Asst. Treasurer:  Jeff Avedisian
Council Members:  Elise Durgarian
Karnig
Durgarian
Charles Yergatian
Diocesan Delegates:  Laurie Bejoian, Karnig Durgarian

Armenian Church of the Holy Translators
38 Franklin Street
Framingham, MA 01702
508-875-0868
www.holytranslators.org

 

Armenian Church of the Holy Translators

38 Franklin Street
Framingham, MA 01702
Rev. Fr. Krikor A. Sabounjian, Pastor
Tel: 508-875-0868

Upcoming Events

  1. Men’s Fellowship Night

    May 30 @ 6:30 pm
  2. Annual Golf Tournament

    June 10 @ 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  3. Annual Church Picnic

    September 15 @ 12:00 pm