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38 Elton Avenue
Watertown, MA 02472
617-924-7562 
Pastor: Rev. Arch. Antranig Baljian
E-bulletin- October 8, 2021
Program - Sunday, October 24, 2021

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SEVENTH SUNDAY OF THE EXALTATION

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DISCOVERY OF THE HOLY CROSS

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Rev. Archpriest Aram Stepanian, Celebrant and Preacher
Bazaar -TO GO! - 12 days Left To Order
Bazaar Volunteers Needed
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

The more hands, the lighter the work!

Bazaar To-Go Week Of Preparations
please email Michael Guzelian or Sosie Megerdichian to sign up!
All sessions take place in the Church Hall

Wednesday, November 3
Meat Preparation - 5:00pm – 9:00pm 
*the more hands, the sooner we end!*

Thursday, November 4
Losh Kebab preparation: 5:00pm – 9:00pm     
*the more hands, the sooner we end!*  

Friday, November 5
Food preparation and set-up: Noon - 4:00pm     
Food service and clean-up: 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Saturday, November 6
Food preparation and set-up: 9am - Noon
Food service and clean up: Noon - 2:00pm, 4:00pm - 7:00pm

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Bazaar Volunteers: Gourmet and Baking Continues

This is a great way to support your church and spend time with others in the community doing (and learning) something meaningful.

Kufteh
Volunteers are needed for the next several Fridays beginning at 9:30 am. The more hands, the fewer hours spent!

Pastry
Volunteers are also needed for the next several Tuesdays and Saturdays beginning at 9:30 am for baked goods (beoreg, khadaif).

Bring an apron and a lunch for yourself (depending on how long you can stay).
Fundraising For Lebanon
Prayer Requests and Virtual Candle

ALL DONATIONS WILL
BE MATCHED THROUGH END OF OCTOBER

Lighting a candle is a way of extending one's prayer and showing solidarity with the person on whose behalf the prayer is offered.

Please join our Facebook fundraising campaign
Mask Mandate
In accordance with the Town of Watertown, as of August 25, an indoor mask mandate is in order. All parishioners attending Church will need to wear a mask for the foreseeable future.

Thank you for your cooperation.
Hokehankisd - Requiems
For SARHAD KARAGEUZIAN, 40 Days
Harout & Mayda Karageuzian; Alik, Natalia & Nadia Noseworthy; Krikor, Nora, Talar & Varak Mouradian; Harout, Suzi, Palig & Lori Mouradian; Hilda Avedissian & Ohan Shant Manoukian; Hasmig Der Vartanian; Bedig, Arev & Meghri Der Vartanian; Jano & Arpy Avedissian & Family; Sam & Betty Boyadjian & Family; Sarkis, Hratchouhi & Sebuh Menjian; Vartan & Vartouhie Chiloyan; Harout & Shake Chaglasian; Kevork & Endza Abdalian & Family.
 
For MONA TALANIAN, One Year
For ROY TALANIAN, 15 Years
Pastors & Board of Trustees; Lori Talanian; Kris, Joe, Julia & Joey Palomba; Rev. Fr. Aram & Yeretzgin Margaret Stepanian & Family; Lucy Talanian & Pam Talanian McGrath; Satenig Der Manuelian.
 
For HAGOP "JACK" DARIAN, Two Years
Mrs. Lisa Darian; Maral Darian & Children, Hope & Adam Darian; Dr. Raffi & Jeanine Shememian & Daughters, Natalie & Lianna; Hrair Darian & Daughter, Alexa; Hilda & Arsen Karageozian & Sons, Troy and Aram.
 
For ASDGHIG STARRIE ALEMIAN, Two Years
In Memory of SARKIS EDWARD ALEMIAN, HEMAYAG EDWARD JR. ALEMIAN, SYLVIA POPE, HAIG ALEMIAN, SATENIG SADI TETEZIAN
From the Families; Barkev Kaligian & Family.
 
For JACK DER AVEDISIAN, Three Years
Pastor & Board of Trustees; Mrs. Jack Der Avedisian; Jack and Christine Mardoian; Kevork Chavoush, Melineh & Karekin Mesrobian; Shahe & Adrineh Papissian.
 
In Memory of HAGOP JOHN & DIROUHIE BEJAKJIAN & KHACHIG & OJENIE SARIAN
From the Families.
Sunday Bible Reading
Daily Readings:
Wisdom 14:1-8; Isaiah 33:22-34:1; 1 Corinthians 1:18-24; Matthew 24:27-36
 
The Gospel
     For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes as far as the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. Wherever the corpse is, there the vultures will gather.
     “Immediately after the suffering of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of heaven will be shaken.
     Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see ‘the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven’ with power and great glory. And he will send out his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
     “From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near. So also, when you see all these things, you know that he is near, at the very gates. Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away till all these things take place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.
     “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only.”
PRELACY NEWS
PRELACY CLERGY HOLDS RETREAT AT LONG ISLAND SEMINARY
The clergy of the Eastern Prelacy took part in a retreat on Oct. 18-19 at the Seminary of the Immaculate Conception. It was the first gathering following the unprecedented pandemic, during which the clergy has held monthly videoconference calls.  

FUNDRAISING FOR LEBANON
You can send your donations to the Prelacy offices with a check to the Armenian Apostolic Church of America, memo "Lebanon." 
To make an online donation and to see the list of donations, please press here.

The situation in Lebanon is dire, and our brothers and sisters need our help.
Any amount is welcome and contributions can be me online or sent to Prelacy Offices in New York.

Check
Please make checks payable to:
Armenian Apostolic Church of America
memo "Lebanon"  
138 E 39th Street, New York, NY 10016
MEMBERSHIP DUES:
REORGANIZING AND EXPANDING OUR MISSION
At the Prelacy we spare no effort to modernize our capabilities to keep pace with the times. We are reorganizing and expanding our mission to strengthen the Church, the house of God and ours. The Membership Dues are one of the means to express your support. Thank you in advance for your contribution.
SEEKING SPONSORS FOR ORPHANS OF ARTSAKH HEROES AND MARTYRS

We still have 120 orphans of soldiers who died heroically during the Artsakh war in the waiting list of the Eastern Prelacy’s St. Nerses the Great Organization in Armenia. We are grateful to all our sponsors, both individuals and institutions, who make their annual contribution of $250 per child and support our efforts. When you contribute an amount that would buy less than a cup of coffee per day, you alleviate the financial burdens of the recipient and his or her family, but also boost their morale and make them feel that they are not alone. It is with this spirit that we are looking forward to finding new sponsors.

Click here for online sponsorship of minors up to the age of 18.

Click here for online sponsorship of orphans who become students at a higher education institution upon turning 18.
COMMUNITY NEWS
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