These weekly memos review Scripture readings and pertinent feast day(s) for each Sunday and can help worshippers gain a deeper understanding of the day’s spiritual focus. Church educators use the information for class or school assemblies as well as personal enrichment. And since the curriculum does not strictly follow the church calendar (for very sound pedagogical reasons), these memos provide a calendar and lectionary context so that Sunday Schoolers are sharing the day with the entire worshipping community.

by Elise Antreassian

Sunday, November 29, 2020 – Second Sunday of Advent

Sunday, November 22, 2020 – First Sunday of Advent

Sunday, November 15, 2020 – Tenth Sunday after the Holy Cross

Saturday, November 7, 2020 – Holy Archangels Gabriel and Michael

Saturday, October 31, 2020 – Feast of All Saints

Sunday, October 25, 2020 – Feast of the Discovery of the Holy Cross

Sunday, October 18, 2020 – St. Athanasius (October 24)

Sunday, October 11, 2020 – Holy Evangelists Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John (October 17)

Sunday, October 4, 2020 – Feast of the Holy Translators (October 10)

Sunday, September 27, 2020 – Feast of the Holy Cross of Varak

Sunday, September 20, 2020 – St. Shushan (Tuesday, September 22)

Sunday, September 13, 2020 – Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Sunday, May 3, 2020 – Red Sunday

Sunday, April 26, 2020 – Sunday of the World Church/Green Sunday

Sunday, April 19, 2020 – New Sunday

Sunday, April 12, 2020 – Easter Sunday!

Sunday, April 5, 2020 – Palm Sunday (Dzaghgazart)

Sunday, March 29, 2020 – Sunday of the Advent

Sunday, March 22, 2020 – Sunday of the Judge

Sunday, March 15, 2020 – Sunday of the Steward

Sunday, March 8, 2020 – Sunday of the Prodigal Son

Sunday, March 1, 2020 – Sunday of the Expulsion

Sunday, February 23, 2020 – Poon Paregentan!

Sunday, February 16, 2020 – St. Ghevont and St. Vartan (February 18 and 20)

Sunday, February 9, 2020 – Presentation of the Lord  to the Temple and Valentine’s Day (February 14)

Sunday, February 2, 2020 – St. Sarkis the Warrior (February 8)

Sunday, January 26, 2020 – Sts. Adrian and Natalia (January 30)

Sunday, January 19, 2020 – St. Vahan of Goghtn (January 23)

Sunday, January 12, 2020 – Feast of the Naming of Jesus (January 13)

Sunday, January 5, 2020 – Feast of the Nativity and Theophany of Our Lord Jesus Christ (January 6)

Sunday, December 29, 2019 – Feast of St. Ephrem the Syrian (January 4)

Sunday, December 22, 2019 – Feast of St. Stephen (December 24)

Sunday, December 15, 2019 – St. Abkar, First Christian King (December 21)

Sunday, December 8, 2019 – St. James of Nisibis (December 14)

Sunday, December 1, 2019 – St. Nicholas of Myra (December 7)

Sunday, November 24, 2019 – First Sunday of Advent

Sunday, November 17, 2019 – Presentation of the Holy Mother of God to the Temple (November 21)

Sunday, November 10, 2019 – Holy Archangels Gabriel and Michael (November 9)

Sunday, November 3, 2019 – Feast of All Saints (November 2)

Sunday, October 27, 2019 – Feast of the Discovery of the Holy Cross

Sunday, October 6, 2019 – Holy Translators (October 12)

Sunday, September 29, 2019 – Holy Cross of Varak

Sunday, September 22, 2019 – Feast of St. Shushan, daughter of Vartan Mamigonian (September 24)

Sunday, September 15, 2019 – Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Sunday, September 8, 2019 – Feast of the Nativity of Mary, Holy Mother of God

Sunday, September 1, 2019 – Feast of the 318 Fathers of the Council of Nicaea

Sunday, August 25, 2019 – Sts. Joachim and Anna, parents of Mary, the Holy Mother of God

Sunday, August 18, 2019 – Feast of the Assumption of the Holy Mother of God

Saturday, August 17, is the Feast of Shoghagat (the vision of St. Gregory)

Sunday, August 4, 2019 – St. Cyprian, Bishop of Carthage

Sunday, July 28, 2019 – The Fast of Transfiguration of our Lord Jesus Christ

Sunday, July 21, 2019 – The Paregentan of the Fast of Transfiguration

Sunday, July 14, 2019 – The Feast of the 12 Apostles and St. Paul (June 30)

Sunday, July 7, 2019 – Sts. Drtad the King and Queen Ashkhen (July 13)

Sunday, June 30, 2019 – Sts. Constantine the Emperor and his mother Helen (July 2, 2019)

Sunday, June 16, 2019 – Remembrance of the Prophet Elijah

Sunday, June 9, 2019 – Pentecost

Sunday, June 2, 2019 – Second Palm Sunday

Sunday, May 26, 2019 – Feast of the Ascension of Jesus

Sunday, May 19, 2019 – Apparition of the Holy Cross

Sunday, May 12, 2019 – Red Sunday

Sunday, May 5, 2019 – Sunday of the World Church (Green Sunday)

Sunday, April 28, 2019 – New Sunday

Sunday, April 21, 2019 – Easter

Sunday, April 14, 2019 – Palm Sunday

Sunday, April 7, 2019 – Annunciation to Mary and the Sunday of the Advent

Sunday, March 31, 2019 – Sunday of the Judge

Sunday, March 24, 2019 – Sunday of the Steward

Sunday, March 17, 2019 – Sunday of the Prodigal Son

Sunday, March 10, 2019 – Sunday of Expulsion

Sunday, March 3, 2019 – Poon Paregentan

Sunday, February 24, 2019 – St. Ghevont and St. Vartan (February 26 and 28)

Sunday, February 17, 2019 – St. Sarkis the Warrior

Sunday, February 10, 2019 – Presentation of the Lord to the Temple (Dyarnuntarach) and Valentine’s Day (February 14)

Sunday, February 3, 2019 – The sons and grandsons of St. Gregory the Enlightener (February 9)

Sunday, January 27, 2019 – Sts. Adrian and Natalia (January 31)

Sunday, January 16, 2019 – St. Vahan of Goghtn (January 22)

Sunday, January 13, 2019 – Feast of the Naming of our Lord

Sunday, January 6, 2019 – The Feast of Theophany

Sunday, December 30, 2018 – Tuesday, January 1, is New Years’ Day

Sunday, December 23, 2018 – The Feast of St. Stephen (December 25)

Sunday, December 16, 2018 – St. Ephrem the Syrian (December 22)

Sunday, December 9, 2018 – St. James, Bishop of Nisibis (December 15)

Sunday, December 2, 2018 – Holy Apostles Thaddeus and Bartholomew, First Enlighteners of Armenia (December 1)

Sunday, November 25, 2018 – First Sunday of Advent

Sunday, November 18, 2018 – Holy Apostles Andrew and Philip (November 17) 

Sunday, November 11, 2018 – Holy Archangels Gabriel and Michael (November 10)

Sunday, October 28, 2018 – Feast of All Saints: Old and New, Known and Unknown (November 3)

Sunday, October 28, 2018 – Feast of the Discovery of the Holy Cross

Sunday, October 21, 2018 – Commemorates Twelve Church Fathers: St. Athanasius (Saturday, October 27)

Sunday, October 14, 2018 – Holy Evangelists Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John (Saturday, October 20)

Sunday, October 7, 2018 – Holy Translators (Oct. 13)

Sunday, September 30, 2018 – The Feast of the Holy Cross of Varak

Varag

Sunday, September 23, 2018 – Paregentan of the Feast of the Cross of Varak

Sunday, September 16, 2018 – Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Nicaea

Sunday, August 26, 2018 – The Feast of the 318 Fathers of the Council of Nicaea

Sunday, August 19, 2018 – The Feast of Sts. Joachim & Anna

Sunday, August 12, 2018 – The Feast of the Assumption of Mary, the Mother of God

Shoghagat

Sunday, August 5, 2018 – The Feast of Shoghagat

Sunday, July 29, 2018 – St. Vahan of Goghtn

Athanasius

Sunday, July 22, 2018 – St. Athanasius of Alexandria

Cyprian

Sunday, July 15, 2018 – St. Cyprian the Bishop

Transfiguration

Sunday, July 8, 2018 – Transfiguration

Transfiguration

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Apostles

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Trdat Ashken

Sunday, June 17, 2018

St. Nersess the Great

Sunday, June 9, 2018 – Commemorates the Catholicos St. Nersess the Great

Nune Mane

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 – Commemoration Sts. Nuneh and Maneh

Sunday, May 27, 2018: Remembrance of the Prophet Elijah

Pentecost1

Sunday, May 20, 2018: Pentecost (Hokekaloost)

Second Palm Sunday

Sunday, May 13, 2018: Second Palm Sunday

Ascension Armenian

Sunday, May 6, 2018: Feast of the Ascension of Jesus

St. Vartan

Sunday, April 29, 2018: Apparition of the Holy Cross

Red Sunday

Sunday, April 22, 2018: Red Sunday

Armenian Church

Sunday, April 15, 2018: Sunday of the World Church (Green Sunday)

New Sunday

Sunday, April 8, 2018: New Sunday

Easter

Sunday, April 1, 2018: Easter Sunday

Palm Sunday

Sunday, March 25, 2018: Palm Sunday

Advent

Sunday, March 18, 2018: Sunday of the Advent

Judge

Sunday, March 11, 2018: Sunday of the Unjust Judge

Steward

Sunday, March 4, 2018: Sunday of the Steward

Sunday, February 25, 2018: Sunday of the Prodigal Son

Sunday of Expulsion

Sunday, February 18, 2018: Sunday of the Expulsion

Paregentan

Sunday, February 11, 2018: Poon Paregentan

St. Vartan

Sunday, February 4, 2018: Feast of St. Ghevont and St. Vartan

St. Sarkis

Sunday, January 28, 2018: Feast of St. Sarkis the Warrior

St. Anthony

Sunday, January 21, 2018: Feast of St. Anthony the Hermit

Sunday, January 14, 2018: Feast of the Naming of Jesus

Armenian Christmas

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Armenian Christmas

Sunday, December 31, 2017: Sixth Sunday of Advent. Armenian Christmas

St. Stephen

Sunday, December 24, 2017: Fifth Sunday of Advent. Feast of St. Stephen First Deacon and Martyr

St. David

Sunday, December 17, 2017: Fourth Sunday of Advent. Feast of St. David, Prophet-King & James the Apostle

Psalms

A Psalm Activity: Remembering the Prophet-King David

St. James of Nisibis

Sunday, December 10, 2017: Third Sunday of Advent. Feast of St. James of Nisibis

Advent

Sunday, December 3, 2017: Second Sunday of Advent. Sts. Thaddeus and Bartholomew

Heesnag

Sunday, November 26, 2017: First Sunday of Advent

Advent

An Advent Journey: Preparing Your Heart

Andrew-Philip-Apostles

Saturday, November 18, 2017: Holy Apostles Andrew and Philip

Angels

Saturday, November 11, 2017: Holy Archangels Gabriel and Michael