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Armenian Church News... Latest E-Newsletter Volume 2, Issue 34 10 December 2016

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["Armenian Diocese of the UK"]
Diocese of the Armenian Church of the United Kingdom and Ireland

Dear E-Newsletter subscriber, please find volume 2, issue 34 of the Armenian Church News of the Diocese via the link below. Some subscribers have reported that they have not been receiving our newsletters - firstly, please check your spam folders as sometimes emailing systems erroneously put emails in there. Also in Gmail accounts, check your "Promotions" tab and transfer the newsletter that may be in there into the "Primary" inbox. If someone still cannot find their newsletters, please forward this email on to them so that they can read these instructions.

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Primate's Advent Appeal 2016
Dear friends,

The inspiring and magical season of Advent and Christmas is upon us. It is that time of the year when our hearts and minds turn to the manger of Bethlehem for God's greatest gift of all: Christ's birth for our salvation. This is the time of year to pray and give thanks for the year we have had and to celebrate the new year. 
It is also time to transform prayer into deeds and supporting each other. For us, in the Armenian Church here in the UK and Ireland, it is time once again to turn to our benefactors and supporters for our annual Christmas appeal seeking their kind support for our church-based programmes, activities and services during the forthcoming year.  During the current year thanks to your generous donations, we were able to send support to our brothers and sisters outside of the UK, in Syria, in Artsakh and in Jerusalem.  Now it is time to support our church here.
With this email, we appeal for your support to our Church and its programmes in the coming year by donating to ACT UK. ACT UK is a Charity registered at the England and Wales Commission of Charities, so it is very easy to donate to us via our MyDonate page: also welcome cheques and direct bank transfers. Please do not hesitate to contact the Primate's Office at or on 020 8127 8364, if you have any questions or comments concerning our church ministry here in the UK and Ireland.

Thanking you in advance and wishing you and your loved ones a blessed, happy and prayerful Advent Season.
Link to Primate's Appeal Leaflet
Upcoming Events over Christmas and New Year:

Handel's Messiah
Saturday, 17th December at 7:30pm and Sunday, 18th December at 3pm at St. Sarkis Church
Manchester Parish
Christmas Carol Service hosted by ACYO Manchester Chapter
Sunday, 18th December at 5pm in Holy Trinity Church, Manchester

Christmas Carol Service hosted by ACYO London Chapter
Tuesday, 20th December at 6:45pm in St. Yeghiche Church

Divine Liturgy
Sunday, 25th December in St. Yeghiche Church at 10:30am

New Year's Eve and Blessing of Pomegranates
Saturday, 31st December in St. Sarkis Church at midnight
His Grace Bishop Hovakim Manukyan will preside over a prayer service and blessing of pomegranates.

New Year's Day and Blessing of Pomegranates
Sunday, 1st January 2017, Divine Liturgy starts at 11:30am in St. Yeghiche Church
His Grace Bishop Hovakim Manukyan will preside over a prayer service and blessing of pomegranates.

Christmas Eve
Thursday, 5th January 2017 at 5:30pm in St. Sarkis and St. Yeghiche Churches

Christmas Day
Friday, 6th January 2017 at 11am in Holy Trinity Church, Manchester, St. Sarkis and St. Yeghiche Churches
Christmas Carols and Candlelight Service
Christmas Carols and Candlelight Service, 20 December 2016. All welcome. Mince pies and wine reception - all welcome!
Link to calendar
Pilgrimage to Jerusalem, May 2017
Please join us on our pilgrimage to the Holy Land, 2nd - 9th May 2017.
The cost is £1250 per person for a twin room, the single room supplement is £300.
Link to further information
The Primate's Office
c/o The Armenian Vicarage
Iverna Gardens
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