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Winter 2023





Dear Parishioners and Friends of Holy Resurrection,


A few months ago our city hosted an “Open Doors” day in which the public could visit and view historic buildings. We, representing one of the oldest congregations in the US, were asked to participate and we did. I didn’t expect many visitors, so I brought a lunch and paperwork. We had 45 people visit in 3 hours. Some were 3rd and 4th generation descendants of parishioners who had passed away. One young person thought her great-grandmother worshiped here.

You should have seen her face when I showed her a picture of Grandma. 



On the subject of pictures, some of you may recognize the original Soorp Haroutune pictured here. If you look closely, you’ll see our parishioners taking a break from digging out the basement by hand. These were our fathers, grandfathers, great-grandfathers, and for some great-great grandfathers. Working 6 day weeks in the glue factories of Carrollville, the smoky foundries of Appleton, BE and the tiny shops, they came together and supported this little church at 909 Michigan Avenue. When that one was destroyed by fire, the next generation built one twice as large and had the Armenian Diocesan Assembly here.


In 2024, we will mark our 100th Anniversary of Holy Resurrection. That is significant, but did you know that we are one of the few original churches left in South Milwaukee? We are. Some of you have moved away, but are still with us in spirit. When you are gathered with your families this Christmas and you share stories, please tell them about a little church that was started by your ancestors with little money but much faith and is still holding services, baptisms, weddings. If you are ever in town or just want to share stories, feel free to contact me. 


Sub-Deacon Armen Hadjinian


Call or Text

Enroll in our

Western Armenian Conversation Classes

The Armenian Relief Society Eastern USA is launching

Western Armenian conversation classes virtually for adults in January of 2023.


This program is an effort to preserve the Armenian language

and encourage individuals to learn and speak their native language

in their diasporan communities.


The program fee for the 10-week session is $100 and includes the Let’s Chat book.

The virtual classes will be held on Wednesdays, 7pm EST, starting on January 11, 2023.

The session will end on March 15, 2023.

Donate! Donate! Donate!

Please consider an Offering to support and continue the legacy of

Holy Resurrection Armenian Apostolic Church.

Go to our Donation Page here



         Please remember to pay your membership dues.  

      Dues must be paid by December 31, 2022

      **All donations and dues are tax deductible.**

Purchase THE PROMISE on Blu-ray/DVD

Survival Pictures is donating 100% of the proceeds from home release sales of The Promise

to organizations devoted to Armenian Genocide education initiatives.  

By following these two links (for Amazon and iTunes),

sales and proceeds can be redirected to the designated Armenian charities.  

Purchasing it without using these links will NOT provide the same benefit.

Hopefully you were able to see this at the theaters and can add it to your home library!



                                                                Friendly Reminder


Retiree Club at St. Mesrob’s in Racine, WI,

Second Thursday of every month from 1:00pm-3:30pm.

Contact Armen for information:  414-403-8923


Fellowship is held after every service

in our church office (no steps to climb!)

Please stop by afterwards for

a cup of coffee and snacks.

Feel free to bring a snack to share. 

Our email address is



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