Weekly News – June 4, 2017





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




“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





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.
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.’
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!

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.




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




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