Get Ready for the Saint Mary Armenian Festival

October 7th is coming up fast.

September 8, 2012 | No Comments »

August 10-12, Grape and Madagh Blessing, Fund-Raising, Name Day Celebration, Love Meal, A Large Pilgrimage, Solemn Soorp Badarak (Divine Liturgy)

St. Mary’s Annual Grape and Madagh Blessing preparations began with cooking of 400 lbs. of lamb meat. Dr. Kris Mirzayan, Chairman of the Madagh Committee supervised and thanked all the volunteers, men and women, for their dedication, cooperation and contribution. Fr. Moushegh, the pastor was also present and assisting. 1200 rolls of bread were ordered Read more…

September 8, 2012 | No Comments »


The Sunday School organized a Vacation Bible School with sleepover at the church. The program included the creation story of the Bible, “Adam and Eve” which was tied to an “Armenian wedding”, children acting as “pesa” (Groom) and “Hars” (Bride), “Gnkahayr” (Bestman) and “Gnkamayr” (Maid of Honor), “parents” and “guests”. Archpriest Fr. Moushegh Tashjian Pastor Read more…

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July 18: “TOWN HALL” Meeting

  A “Town Hall” mee4tingt was held at St. Mary Armenian Church in Costa Mesa. His Eminence Archbishop Hovnan Derderian, Primate of the Armenian Church Western Diocese presided at the meeting. About 50 parishioners attended and asked variety of questions regarding the Diocese and parish concerns.

September 8, 2012 | No Comments »

Sunday School 6th Annual Family Worship Sunday

The 6th Annual Family Worship Sunday took place at St. Mary on November 15th. Our Sunday School students participated in the Badarak in very special ways, from the front door all the way to the altar! As our parishioners were greeted and welcomed, they entered the church to find children serving on the altar, presenting Read more…

September 3, 2012 | No Comments »

Sunday School Soup Kitchen Fundraiser

After a dismal week of cold and rainy weather, Sunday appeared with sunshine and comforting bowls of homemade soup. St. Mary’s Sunday school held their annual “Souper Bowl Soup Kitchen Fundraiser”. All the funds raised benefited FAR’s, (Fund for Armenian Relief), Soup Kitchen Program in Armenia. Each year, the Sunday School tries to recreate what Read more…

September 3, 2011 | No Comments »

Sunday School June Jacket Drive

Sunday School’s June jacket drive was a huge success as they shipped some 5 large boxes to Armenia for either the residents of Mer Doon or the needy where their contact Ticko sees fit. Here are pictures of jackets that would fit the young girls and they had quite the selection.The jackets arrived just in Read more…

September 3, 2011 | No Comments »

Zvartnots celebrates success and Thanksgiving with a Party on November 27th

What an amazing month Zvartnots has had thus far. In just four short weeks, membership has doubled and continues to grow each week as more families hear about what Zvartnots has to offer. Immediately following dance practice on Friday, October 27th, pizza was served to celebrate the success of the new beginning and Thanksgiving. Click Read more…

September 3, 2010 | No Comments »

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