The Armenian word for Baptism is Mkrtel, Mkrtutyun. The work Knoonk is also commonly used meaning the sacrament through which the believer is regenerated by the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit to complete the rite of Christian initiation and adoption by God.
In the Armenian Apostolic Church tradition, the date for ceremony is set in consultation with the Pastor of the church and typically takes place within 40 days of birth. A Godfather is needed for the baptism in order to guarantee the faith of the person being baptized as well as taking him/her under his charge to see that he/she receives the proper Christian education. It is a requirement of the Armenian Church that the Godfather chosen be of the same religious practice of the Orthodox faith.
Baptisms and Birth Announcements
On Saturday, October 7, 2017 WILLIAM THOMAS BAMLET received the Sacrament of Baptism. We congratulate parents Richard and Sabrina Bamlet. We also congratulate Godparents Alan and Marceen Farsakian. We congratulate Baby William on reaching this spiritual milestone.
On Sunday, October 15, 2017 ARAX YERGAT received the Sacrament of Baptism. We congratulate parents Paul and Nairuhi Yergat. We also congratulate Godparents John Yergat and Anna Yergat. We congratulate Baby Arax on reaching this spiritual milestone.
On Saturday, October 21, 2017 ESTHER ROSE SALES received the Sacrament of Baptism. We congratulate parents Ryan and Alexia Sales . We also congratulate Godparents Chase Salazar and Andrea Swindle. We congratulate Baby Esther on reaching this spiritual milestone.
Congratulations to Mike Topalian and Leanza Monreal on the birth of their son ZOHRAB JAKE TOPALIAN born on Saturday, October 7, 2017. We also congratulate grandparents Zohrab & Hasmik Topalian and Larry & Maria Monreal.
Congratulations to Randal Edward Knar and Irina Chalyan Knar on the birth of their son EDWARD CHALYAN KNAR born on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. We also congratulate Auntie Jane Knar Lanas. Baby Edward is the grandson of the late Edward & Virginia Knar and Edward & Julietta Chalyan.
Congratulations to Ghaith Saggaf and Stephanie Stockdale on the birth of their daughter EDEN GHAITH ALSAGGF born on Friday, October 20, 2017. We also congratulate big brother Noah Ghaith AlSaggf, grandparents Kathryn Kevorkian Stockdale, Amal Sabri and Dorvin Stockdale.
Congratulations to Vanig and Mika Panosian on the birth of their daughter LENA HART PANOSIAN born on Sunday, October 22, 2017. We also congratulate grandparents Siraik Panosian, Sandra & Chris Hart, and great grandma Araxi Krikorian.