"Come, let us tell of the LORD's Greatness; let us exalt his name together"

Psalm 34:3

Church History

The genesis of St. Mary Armenian Apostolic Church began in April of 1985, with the first Divine Liturgy celebrated by His Eminence Archbishop Vatche Hovsepian, then primate of the Western Diocese. 

The first Parish Council meeting was presided by the Primate and held at the residence of Paul and Rose Hachigian. At this meeting, Mr. Hachigian was elected as the first Parish Council Chairman. The parish was then named “the Armenian Apostolic Church of Newport Beach.” 


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Inspirational Message and Quote of The Day from Fr. Serovpe Alanjian
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St. Mary Armenian Church Festival October 9th 2011
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Saint Mary Anniversary Celebration June 13th

Parish Priest

Fr. Serovpe Alanjian

I began to follow the Stewardship Program of the Western Diocese and expressed interest in becoming a Priesthood-Candidate. I attended special training seminars and participated in religious courses and lectures.

Quote Of The Day

May our Savior teach us His way and fill us with His unconditional love.

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