Christmas is celebrated on January 6th in the Armenian Church, so many Armenians in the west get to celebrate the birth of our Lord two times, on December 25th and again on January 6! In the Armenian Church, we celebrate not only Jesus' birth, but his baptism as well, where Jesus was proclaimed by God to be God's Beloved Son.
Traditionally, water is blessed after Divine Liturgy is celebrated, and shared to help us remember Jesus' baptism. This year, we will celebrate Christmas here in our small Armenian community of Austin on January 17, 2014. See the Events section of the About page on this site for more details. Hope to see you there!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
"Krisdos Dnav yev Haydnetdav! Tzezi Mezi Medz Avedis!"
And, welcome to our newly refreshed website! We hope you enjoy it and would love to hear your feedback. We are going to work to keep fresh and up to date.
Our first blog post is focused on asking you for your financial support to the Armenian community in Austin.
First, let us be clear, what is most important and most treasured to our small community is you and your presence at our events! Much more than dues and donations, we place our highest priority and value on enjoying your company at our community gatherings. We have never been a community which places a high value on having a large treasury. That being said, we are looking to expand our reach and our offerings and want to have funds available to do so.
So, please consider supporting one or several of our 2015 initiatives, which you can find on the “About” page right here on this site. We believe that it is important for Armenians to be together, share together, and support one another. Our numbers may be small but our hearts and spirits are great. Please help us achieve great things, meet our goals for the community, and support our religious and cultural activities, Armenian orphan program, social events, and educational activities..
You can donate online by visiting the "Donate" page right here on this site! Or by mailing a donation to this address:
Armenian Church of Austin, P.O. Box 26866; Austin 78755-0866.
Finally, we are always looking for members in the community that can help in planning events and activities. If you would be willing to share a few hours of your time, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your support!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Parish Council
Abraham Akkari Greg Kabenjian
Mihran Aroian Perouza Parsamian
Paul Gabler Tigran Parsamian
Leon Garroutte Alexis Takvorian