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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


Resurrection of our Lord


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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