New Montgomery County COVID Protocal

Effective Thursday, October 28 at 12:01 AM, Montgomery County suspended its mandate requiring face coverings indoors in locations accessible to the public. Despite this change, businesses and other organizations can continue to require customers or visitors to wear a mask in their establishments. 

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Based on this update Soorp Khatch Armenian Apostolic Church no longer requires masks for all COVID-19 vaccinated individuals in keeping with Montgomery County and Maryland guidelines.  However, we encourage all unvaccinated individuals, including all children under age 12, and those individuals at high risk to continue to wear masks for their own protection.  As we transition to no longer requiring masks, we ask that everyone respect each other’s decisions regarding their health and continue to show courtesy to our fellow parishioners.  This change is good news and indicates the success we’ve been having in our local area in reducing the incidence of COVID-19 infection and hospitalizations.

Our web streaming services will continue every Sunday at 10:30 AM EST. Click the icon below to access.

The Board of Trustees appreciates the compliance and patience of our parishioners during the pandemic.


“Towards Renewal”

“The Armenian Church cannot and should no longer ignore the imperatives of the changing times. It must not only react; it must become proactive. This is no longer a question of choice; it has become an urgent necessity. This is no longer an abstract or abstruse concept, but an issue of existential nature and scope.

The Church has the great task and urgent responsibility to re-Christianize our life. It must take Christian faith beyond its liturgical expressions and institutional confines. The Christian faith should become a living reality in the daily life of each Armenian. The Armenian Church must not become merely the custodian of the Christian faith; it must become the messenger of the Gospel of Christ.”

This is the challenge given to us from His Holiness Catholicos Aram I of the Great House of Cilicia.  We welcome you to join us in this journey towards renewal, as we work to make the Christian faith a living part of our daily lives.

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OUR CHURCH

We are all God’s children.

We welcome you to learn more, and become a part of our inclusive community, if you are not already a member.

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ORGANIZATIONS

We are more than just our church.

It is the individuals, organizations and community groups who help to drive our work in the name of Jesus Christ.

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SERVICES

We are an inclusive community.

We view our strength as the dedication and involvement of our community members.

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EDUCATION

We are teachers and students.

We believe our strength and identity come from our faith, language, culture and history.

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Join us in our efforts to foster our faith and preserve our identity.

Featured Events

Manti Sale (Fundraiser)

October 1, 2021 - September 30, 2022

Sini Kofte Sale (Fundraiser)

October 1, 2021 - September 30, 2022

Knefeh Jebneh (Fundraiser )

October 1, 2021 - July 19, 2022

 “Accept with sweetness almighty Lord my bitter prayers.
Look with pity upon my mournful face.
Dispel, all-bestowing God, my shameful sadness.
Lift, merciful God, my unbearable burden.
For you are glorified by all creation, forever and ever. Amen.”

St. Gregory of Narek

“Do goodness and cast onto the waters; if fish don’t know, God will.
Life is a staircase, it will go both up and down.
If we say good things, we will hear good things in return.
The sword cut heals, the tongue cut doesn’t.”

Armenian Proverbs

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia”.

William Saroyan
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