Saint Sarkis Armenian Apostolic Church
19300 Ford Road   Dearborn, MI 48128  United States
 Phone (313) 336-6200  Fax (313) 336-4530

Sundays - Morning Service 9:15am - Divine Liturgy 10:00am
Calendar - Saint Sarkis Armenian Apostolic Church
The Peace and Repose Hours "Khaghaghagan yev Hankestian"
Mar
15...
Type Church Services
When / Where Fri 03/15/2019  6:30pm 
Fri 03/22/2019  6:30pm 
Fri 03/29/2019  6:30pm 
Fri 04/05/2019   
Fri 04/12/2019   
Description

This is an order of common prayers at the hour of peace, that is performed to address the Spirit of God, and the Word of God, who was placed in the sepulcher and descended to the world of death, giving peace to the souls. Following the services we will have refreshments and study of the Parables of our Lord.

 

 

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Sunrise Service (Arevakal)
Mar
20...
Type Church Services
When / Where Wed 03/20/2019  10:30am 
Wed 03/27/2019  10:30am 
Wed 04/03/2019  10:30am 
Wed 04/10/2019  10:30am 
Description

Sunrise Service "Arevakal" is an order of common prayers at the Hour of Sunrise, that is perfomed to address the Holy Spirit, as well as the resurrected Christ, who revealed himself to his disciples. Following services we will have fellowship hour.

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Palm Sunday
Apr
14
Type Church Services
When / Where
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Opening of the Portal
Apr
14
Type Church Services
When / Where Sun 04/14/2019  11:45am 
Description

On Palm Sunday afternoon, the opening of the Portal takes place in the Armenian Church, after the forty days period of closed Portal.

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The Ten Virgins "Dase Gousanats"
Apr
16
Type Church Services
When / Where Tue 04/16/2019  7pm 
Description

The parable of the Wise and Foolish Maidens (Matthew 25:1-13) is the focus of Holy Tuesday. Ten maidens waited for their bridegroom. (In the custom of that time and place, the bridegroom would the bride from her parents' home to bring her to his own.) Five of the women foolishly took their lamps with no extra oil and when the bridegroom was delayed, could not go out and meet him. The wise maidens went prepared and joined him in the marriage feast. Similarly, we must pray and wait, in a state of perpetual preparation to receive Christ.

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Tenebrae "Khavaroum"
Apr
18
Type Church Services
When / Where Thu 04/18/2019  8pm 
Description

On Holy Thursday, an all-night vigil is kept in memory of the last sleepless night of our Lord on earth. This service is called Khavaroum (darkness). Before He was arrested, Jesus prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane and endured in solitude the agony of His impending death. Six sets of laments are chanted, each followed by a Gospel reading depicting Christ's betrayal, imprisonment, torture, trial, sentence, and crucifixion. Twelve lit candles, 11 white and 1 black (representing Judas), are extinguished in pairs.

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Holy Thursday Divine Liturgy
Apr
18
Type Church Services
When / Where Thu 04/18/2019  5pm 
Description

The first liturgy service on Holy Thursday marks the institution of the New Covenant: Holy Communion, which Christ established at the Last Supper. During a Passover meal, Christ broke and distributed unleavened bread and shared the wine with His apostles, identifying these as elements His Body and Blood. Through this sacrament, mankind participates in the Kingdom of God.

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Washing of The Feet
Apr
18
Type Church Services
When / Where Thu 04/18/2019  6:30pm 
Description

"The Washing of the Feet" ceremony commemorates how Christ washed the feet of His apostles, setting an example of humility and love. The priest in turn washes the feet of twelve church members, usually young men.

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Good Friday
Apr
19
Type Church Services
When / Where Fri 04/19/2019  6pm 
Description

Good Friday is the most solemn and sad day of the Christian calendar. In the evening, a white tomb is placed in the chancel of the church for the "Entombment or Burial Service." The tomb is adorned with flowers and during the service is taken in procession around the church. As the faithful leave the church they approach the tomb, kiss the Gospel book, and take a flower in remembrance.

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Easter Eve
Apr
20
Type Church Services
When / Where
Description

On Holy Saturday, also known as the Easter Vigil, the mystery of salvation in the Resurrection of Christ is celebrated. The church is dark, its lights are dim. Then the great verses from Isaiah 60 are read: "Arise, shine for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you"-at which point the lights are suddenly turned on. The dramatic, joyful candle-lighting ceremony is called jrakalouytz.

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Easter Sunday
Apr
21
Type Church Services
When / Where Sun 04/21/2019  10am 
Description

Easter Sunday celebrates the joy of the Resurrection and the promise of salvation for all humanity. Armenian Christians around the world exchange the Easter greeting: Krisdos haryav ee merelotz! Orhnyal eh harootiunun Krisdosee! Christ is risen from the dead! Blessed is the resurrection of Christ!

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Celebration of the Armenian Genocide Holy Martyrs
Apr
24
Type Church Services
When / Where
Description

The 104th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide will be commemorated by a special service, through the united efforts of St. John Armenian Church of Greater Detroit, St. Sarkis Armenian Apostolic Church, St. Vartan Armenian Catholic Church and the Armenian Congregational Church.

The Service will take place at St. Sarkis Armenian Apostolic Church on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 7pm. 

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Memorial Day
May
26-27
Type Other
When / Where
Description

On May 26 and 27, 2019, Rev. Fr. Hrant Kevorkian will be availabe to visit the cemeteries and perform grave blessings. Please contact the Church office no later than Friday, May 24th, to schedule the grave blessing of your loved ones, or contact Fr. Hrant on his cell for any other day or time on (857)318-9799

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101st Anniversary of the First Armenian Republic
Jun
2
Type Church Services
When / Where
Description

The 101st Anniversary of the First Armenian Republic will be celebrated at St. Sarkis Armenian Apostolic Church, on Sunday, June 2, 2019. At the end of the Divine Liturgy, a requiem service will be rendered to commemorate the day and honor those who fell to establish a Free and Independent Armenia.

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44th Golf and Tennis Classic
Jul
15
Type Event
When / Where
Description

St. Sarkis Armenian Apostolic Church 44th  Annual Golf  and Tennis Classic will be held on July 15, 2019 at Walnut Creek Country Club.

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Grape Blessing Picnic
Aug
18
Type Family Event
When / Where
Description

Blessing of the Grapes and Family Fun Picnic, will be held on August 18, 2019.Grape Blessing Service, Food, Music, Dancing, Volleyball, Soccer, Tavlou Tournament, Mountain Biking, PlayScape, Kids Games, Picnic Games and much more.

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57th Anniversary of St. Sarkis Church
Sep
29
Type Church Services
When / Where
Description

57th Anniversary of St Sarkis Armenian Apostolic church will be celebrated on Sunday, September 29th, 2019, under the Auspices of His Eminence Anoushavan Tanielian.

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Annual Bazaar
Nov
2-3
Type Family Event
When / Where
Description

St Sarkis Church Annual Bazaar will take place on November 2 and 3. this is a great family event with great food, Armenian dance music, games for children, attic treasures … and much more

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