Fifth Sunday of the Holy Cross

Feast of the Holy Translators – Sts. Mesrob, Yeghishe, Moses of Khoronk, philosopher Davit Anhaght, Gregory of Narek and Nerses the Gracious (Nerses of Kla)

For the Armenian people the Feast of the Holy Translators is one of the most favorite and beloved national-ecclesiastical feasts. Nearly two hundred disciples of St. Mesrob Mashtots and St. Sahak are known by the general group name “Holy Translators”. The disciples of the above mentioned group of Holy Translators are known as “Junior Translators”. Celebrating this feast, the Armenian Apostolic Church pays tribute of respect to the bright memory of St. Mesrob Mashtots, Yeghishe, Moses of Khoronk, philosoppher Davit Anhaght, whose sacred work and mission later has been continued on by St. Gregory of Narek and St. Nerses the Gracious. The word “Translator” means “Interpreter”. Comprehending and precisely understanding the demands of that period, the Holy Translators initiated the sacred work of creating the Armenian alphabet and literature. By the strength of their faith they dispersed the darkness and warmed the human souls. Thanks to the Holy Translators the Holy Bible was translated into Armenian and the Armenian people obtained the possibility to read the Holy Book in the native language. By means of their activity the Holy Translators contributed to the spiritual-cultural awakening of Armenia. After the translation of the Holy Bible, many books of Church Fathers were translated into Armenian, and thanks to this fact many translations, the original copies of which haven’t been preserved, presently exist only in the translated variant and thus the translations have obtained the value of the original.


  • Galatians 2:1-10 (page 171) New Testament
  • Mark 12:35-44 (page 45) New Testament – (Please follow the Armenian Reading in your Bible)

REQUIEM SERVICES: Karasoonk (40th Day memorial Service) today will be for:

  • EDWARD TERZIAN requested by Ethel Terzian and Helen Terzian Gallagher on the 40th day of His eternal sleep.

REQUIEM SERVICES: Hokehankist today will be for:

  • Patriarch Torkom Manoogian, on the 3rd Anniversary of His Passing
  • EVELYN WEINSHEIMER requested by Richard Weinsheimer.

PRAYERS REQUESTED: From the Book of James, we are taught that “the prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” Therefore, as you pray for your own family, we ask that you keep members of our Holy Trinity family in your prayers as well. Continue to pray specifically for those who are ill. Pray especially for the various ministries within our church and their leaders: our Church School, our faith-based programs, our youth. And mostly pray that Jesus Christ is a Living Presence in each and every person in our church community. You may also advise the church office if you would like to include anyone by name in this column so that we may, as a church family, pray for them.

ALTAR FLOWERS are donated today by Florence Boyajian in loving memory of BARBARA KUMKUMIAN (5th Anniversary of Her eternal sleep).

ALTAR CANDLES are donated today by Richard Weinsheimer in loving memory of Evelyn Weinsheimer.

FELLOWSHIP HOUR: is sponsored today by Ethel Terzian and Helen Terzian Gallagher in loving memory of EDWARD TERZIAN on the 40th Day of His eternal sleep.

MEN’S CLUB RAFFLE – Tickets are now available – and selling fast – for the 200 Club Raffle. A one-time donation of $100 will entitle you to eight months of drawings, with five tickets drawn each month. The first drawing will take place in November. Your chances are better than the lottery! Contact Larry Der Hagopian (215-672-4188) or Mickey Paretchan (215-947-4394) if you haven’t already purchased your ticket! The Men’s Club not only financially supports our church because of this endeavor, but has been sponsoring two children from CASP for many years.

The Harvest Bazaar is looking for vendors to participate in our Bazaar this year. One 8 ft table will be provided, cost is $30 per night, or the entire weekend for just $50. Please email Barbara Harmon or call or text 609-605-0489.

ATTIC TREASURES: If you’re cleaning out your closets, we would greatly appreciate donations of your CLEAN & UNDAMAGED gently used items to be sold at the Attic Treasures table during the Harvest Bazaar. No toys, clothing or books (except cookbooks). Desired items are jewelry, women’s accessories, housewares, small furnishings, and more, more, more. Attic treasures can be left in the 1st room on the right down the Sunday School hall. Call Ayshe Chakmaklian for more info. at 610-828-2411.

GIFT AUCTION: We are in need of donations for the Harvest Bazaar Gift Auction and are asking for your help. Our goal is to obtain new gifts each in value of $100 or more but we are happy to accept gifts of various values. Gifts can be geared toward younger children, teenagers or adults. Gift baskets and gift certificates are most appreciated. You can even send items that we will package for you. Please call Naomi Mukalian at 610-296-2769 or send an email to for more details.

Speaking with God from the Depths of the Heart: Our Adult Christian Education programming for 2015 closes with a four-week study of the prayers of the extraordinary priest-mystic of the Armenian Church, St. Gregory of Narek. We will meet Tuesday morning at 10:00 in November. Our guides will be Der Hakob, Dn. Albert Keshgegian, Brian Hoyle and Nancy Basmajian. Join us as we explore Narek’s prayers as he speaks to God (and us) from “the depths of the heart.” For more information, see flyer available in the narthex. BRING A FRIEND!

HELP WANTED: St. Sahag & St. Mesrob Armenian Apostolic Church in Wynnewood, PA is seeking secretary with strong administrative, oral and written communication skills; excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office,Word, Powerpoint, and Excel; and the possession of good interpersonal skills. Duties include answering phones; drafting written communications and reports; maintaining inventories of supplies; assisting with preparation of church publications; coordinating mailings; and working with Pastor, Parish Council and organizations with various scheduling of events and services. Knowledge of Armenian preferred, but not required. Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.

UPCOMING EVENTS (please mark your calendars)

  • October 23rd, 24th & 25th: Harvest Bazaar

The Bookstore: The Bookstore is open every Sunday after Liturgy. Please stop in and browse.

COUNTRY STORE: The Country Store is open every Sunday after church services in the kitchen. All are welcome.

If you know of anyone who is a shut-in, or ill and would like a visit from Der Hayr, please call the office and give their name to Maggie our church secretary.

CHURCH ETIQUETTE: We wish to remind you, our faithful, to please maintain a quiet and contemplative manner as you approach the chancel for communion. We especially ask that you refrain from conversation while waiting your turn for communion as well as afterwards as you return to your pew. Thank you.

THE KISS OF PEACE: After the gifts of the Eucharist are brought to the Altar Table, the deacon proclaims, “Greet one another with a holy kiss.” The person giving the greetings says, Kristos ee mech mer Haydnetsav – Christ is revealed amongst us. The recipient would respond, Orhnial eh Haydnootiunun Kristosee – Blessed is the revelation of Christ.

Anyone who wishes to request any Requiem Services MUST inform the office by 1:30pm Wednesday the week before. If you also want to sponsor the Fellowship Hour you MUST call Merle Santerian at 215-947-3777.

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WE ASK THAT EVERYONE KINDLY TURN OFF ALL CELL PHONES and all other such electronic devices prior to entering the sanctuary out of respect for the sanctity of our services.