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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org