The St. Sarkis Church of Dallas Fort Worth was delighted to host the Very Rev. Fr. Daniel Findikyan, Director of the Zohrab Center at the Eastern Diocese during the weekend of November 18-19. 2017. On Saturday evening Fr. Findikyan delivered an enlightening presentation entitled: “The Holy Badarak: 8 Things No One Ever Told You.” The Kechejian Hall was full of parishioners who had come to listen to anything new about the Badarak (liturgy), and they were not disappointed.
On Sunday, the V. Rev. Fr. Findikyan was the guest celebrant and preacher, and encouraged us all to take the message of the Badarak and spread it amongst others. Deacon Michael Sabounjian, who had accompanied Fr. Findikyan from New York, gave the children’s sermon about gratitude and love for each other. Fr. Findikyan gave a brief recap of the evening’s lecture, emphasizing that the Badarak is like a love song that keeps getting stronger as it spreads. He repeated that the Badarak is for us to learn to help everyone see the light through Jesus Christ.
The St. Sarkis community has a special bond with Fr. Findikyan not only for his incisive presentations, but also for the fact that he sponsored our Fr. Ghevond Ajamian, and let’s not forget, that he is a Texan from Fort Worth. We look forward to welcoming Fr. Findikyan and Deacon Sabounjian again in the future.
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