How You Can Get Involved in Worship 

  • Arrange for one instructed liturgy per year at your parish. 
  • Organize a seminar on the Divine Liturgy. 
  • Donate copies of the Divine Liturgy companion volume to your parish, so they can be placed behind every pew in the church. 
  • Keep a Lenten journal and write about the experience. 
  • Make Sunday morning a family affair. 
  • Encourage your children to ask questions about their faith and the Divine Liturgy. 
  • Help create a positive environment—befriend a newcomer to your church. 
  • Purchase books on the Armenian faith for yourself or for members of your community. 
  • Organize a one-day symposium for adults or children. 
  • Older parishes can donate their unused liturgical vessels, vestments, and books to  fledgling mission parishes. 
  • Altar servers and choir members can volunteer to serve in mission parishes, to encourage local participation and training. 
  • Volunteers are needed from each community to serve as deacons.  After receiving the proper instruction, volunteers would be ordained not only to serve when there is a visiting priest, but also to lead weekly worship in the absence of a priest.

How You Can Get Involved with Armenian Youth

  • Join a teen discussion at Sunday School.  Share your opinions and vision with the younger generation.
  • Become a Sunday School or Armenian School teacher.
  • Become a youth group advisor or chaperone. 
  • Enroll your children in Sunday School or Armenian School. 
  • Become a mentor and change a young life.
  • Keep in touch with a teenager: they need to know we care. 
  • Remember that children learn by example—and act accordingly. 
  • Encourage the formation of youth groups. 
  • Volunteer as a youth advisor. 

How You Can Get Involved in Promoting the Armenian Heritage

  • Organize a lecture or seminar series at your parish.
  • Promote lectures or seminars for non-Armenians about the Armenian Church and heritage.
  • Volunteer to work on your parish newsletter.
  • Create a parish youth newsletter.
  • Volunteer to develop your parish website.
  • Volunteer to take photos of key events in the life of your parish.
  • Add your name to the Diocesan e-mail list so you are better informed.