Holy Virgin Mary & Shoghagat Armenian Church  
“We remember and demand.”
Մենք հիշում ենք եւ պահանջում.

November 11, 2017

COMMEMORATION OF ARCHANGELS GABRIEL
AND MICHAEL AND THE ENTIRE HEAVENLY CLASS
On Saturday, November 11th according to the Angelology of the Armenian Church the angels are unfleshly, spiritual, independent, always moving, asexual, immortal creatures and God’s servants. According to Church Fathers, the angels, as luminous creatures, have been created the first day of Creation, together with the light. By the God’s order they are servants, they have been created to serve the human being. Therefore, they are servants who despite their being dyophysite, participate in the earthly life, act together with the human being living in time and space, they act for the human being. The angels are called the messengers and agents of God, who realize God’s will. According to Dionysius of Areopagus (Areopagite), there are nine orders of angels – Angels, Archangels, Virtues, Powers, Principalities, Dominations, Throne, Cherubim and Seraphim.

Archangel Gabriel, whose name means “God’s man”, is God’s direct servant, who is granted the grace to evangelize the Lord’s mysteries. It was Archangel Gabriel, who was sent by the Lord to bring the good news to the Virgin about the birth of the Savior, and to Zechariah – to bring the good news about the birth of John the Baptist.

Archangel Michael, whose name means “Who is like God?”, is the advocate for the Heavenly King’s glory and His people’s protection, who is granted the virtue to govern and rule. The name of Archangel Michael is mentioned in the Holy Scriptures for four times (The Book of Daniel,10:13, 12:1, The Letter from Jude 1:9, The Revelation to John 11:7).

PARISH NEWS
On Sunday, October 29th Virginia Heckwolf was recognized for the recent celebration of her 95th birthday. In typical Virginia style, she had laughing as she shared her secrets of an active and healthy lifestyle. Needless to say, we all look at Virginia with awe and can only hope that we age as gracefully as she has. Wishing you many more years to health and happiness Virginia!
On Sunday, October 29th Ellie Krikorian shared with us her award-winning essay for which she won third place. The essay contest was sponsored by ARS and the theme was “What it means to be Armenian. Not only were we delighted to hear Ellie’s thoughts and views on the topic at hand but equally impressed with the fact that she wrote and read the essay in Armenian. Bravo and thank you Ellie and wishing you many more successes in the future.
NEWS FROM FAR
Tigran Galstyan, 8, lives in southern Armenia with his mother Arshaluys and grandmother in Tigran’s uncle's house who is now in Russia. They barely survive on Arshaluys’s meager salary. Tigran was accepted into FAR’s Children of Armenia Sponsorship Program (CASP) program in 2015. Since then, the family has saved his stipend with the hope of buying their own apartment so that they will have a place to live when Tigran’s uncle returns. CASP stipends often turn out to be a tremendous relief to such families, as they provide supplemental income for things like food, school supplies, or firewood. To read more, go to FAR’s blog: http://farusa.org/2017/10/11/casp-casp-stipend-may-help-one-family-buy-their-own-apartment/. To support programs like CASP, go to https://secure.qgiv.com/for/armenianrelief/

UPCOMING EVENTS

Sunday, November 12th

St. Louis International Film Festival presents “Intent to Destroy”
7:00 pm
Washington University - Brown Hall Auditorium
Admission is free
“Intent to Destroy” premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival
Immediately following the movie there will be a question and answer session led by Lisa Bedian-Kurtz

Sunday, November 19th

Women’s Guild Bake Sale and Luncheon

The Women’s Guild Bake Sale and Luncheon will be held on Sunday, November 19th from noon until 3:00 PM in the Jamjamian Cultural Hall.
We will have gata-traditional, gata with apricot filling, looysnogs, paklava, kaydif crème, kaydif nuts, cheese penerlee, spinach penerlee, lahmajoon and kufta. We will offering our pick 2, pick 3 or pick 4 luncheons with added menu choice options.
We would love to see you and hope you can attend.
   

THE ARMENIAN CHURCH

Origins of Christianity

The Armenian Church Today

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

Armenian Genocide

YOUR PARISH

Welcome

Parish History

Organizations

Current Events

Prayers

Pastoral Services

Liturgical Issues

Links

ORGANIZATIONS

Parish Council

Women's Guild

Sunday School

Church Choir

Building Committee

Free Armenian Language
Classes

Join Our Choir

Deacons' Training

CURRENT EVENTS

E-Newsletter Archive

Blogs

Schedule of Church
Services

Photo Gallery

Church News

Calendar of Events

Get Involved

50th Anniversary

Funeral & Interment
Services for
Fr. Shnork Kasparian

FAQ

PRAYERS

Armenian Prayers

Prayer Request

Hokihankist Request

Light a Candle

Send a Card

PASTORAL SERVICES

Deacons' Training

Funerals

Baptism

Grave Blessings

Home Blessings

LITURGICAL ISSUES

Badarak

Feast Days

Sacraments

Church Etiquette

LINKS

Local Interest

Diocesan Websites

ACYOA

St. Nersess Seminary

Armenian Churches

Armenian
Organizations


      Privacy Policy       © 2008 - by Holy Virgin Mary & Shoghagat Armenian Church