On Sunday, June 27, St. Hagop Armenian Apostolic Church will hold their annual Armenian ("Madagh") Picnic at their church grounds, 4100 North Newman Road, Racine. St. Hagop's has held their traditional picnic or "Madagh" since 1938. The word "Madagh" means offering and goes back to the time of Abraham who was willing to offer his only son, Isaac, to God to prove his love, faith and obedience to the Lord. When God witnessed this testimony, He asked Abraham to spare his son and offer a ram instead. Today, St. Hagop's Madagh is an expression of that same love, faith and gratitude to the Lord for all that He has bestowed on us. Armenians throughout the world have designated places of pilgrimage where they go to worship and offer a meal of Madagh to the community. Due to the continuing impact of Covid 19, only the traditional madagh (beef stew) and bulghur (cracked wheat rice) will be prepared and served as a drive-up, takeout item in one-quart containers.
The blessing of St. Hagop's Madagh will be at 11:15am, officiated by Reverend Father Daron Stepanian, Pastor of St. Hagop Armenian Church, and serving will begin after the blessing is completed.
Free will donations will be gladly accepted.
- June 27, 2021
- Phone: (262) 818-6437
- Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
- Price: Free