Armenian Church

(Armenian: Հայաստանեայց Առաքելական Եկեղեցի, Hayastaneayc' Aṙak'elakan Ekeġec'i) is the world's oldest National Church and is one of the most ancient Christian communities. Armenia was the first country to adopt Christianity as its official religion in 301 AD, in establishing this church. The Armenian Apostolic Church traces its origins to the missions of Apostles Bartholomew and Thaddeus in the 1st century.

The official name of the Church is the One Holy Universal Apostolic Orthodox Armenian Church. It is sometimes mistakenly referred to as the Gregorian Church, and this name is not acceptable by the Church, because the true name of Apostolic implies the Apostles Bartholomew and Thaddeus as the founders, and St. Gregory the Illuminator as merely the first official head of the Church.

Food Festival

 

St. Mary 71st Annual Armenian Fall Food Festival
Join us by volunteering from
Thursday, October 3, Friday, October 4, Saturday, October 5, and Sunday, October 6, 2019.
Be part of our annual event that draws hundreds of people from
the community to enjoy the delicious food, friendly people,
great music and goodwill.

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