Photos courtesy of Greg Afarian & Karen Chappell
Our church's Annual Picnic, held on Sunday, September 11, 2022, was a tremendous success. Over 400 people gathered together to eat, dance, enjoy the music and meet up with good friends both outside in the parking lot and inside Jaffarian Hall.
Falling on the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, the Great Procession of the Holy Cross and Blessing of the Four Corners of the World (Antasdan) were conducted with the participation of the faithful. Joining Fr. Stephan Baljian, pastor of St. Gregory Church, were the Rev. Fr. Vart Gyozalyan, pastor of the Armenian Apostolic Church at Hye Pointe and Very Rev. Fr. Leonard Faris, pastor of St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church (Lowell).
We would like to thank all the volunteers who, under the capable leadership of picnic committee chair John Arzigian, worked hard to make this year's annual picnic memorable. Also, a big "thank you" to all those who came to support our picnic. We look forward to seeing everyone at next year's picnic!