Armenian "Madagh" Picnic

  • Location
  • St. Hagop Armenian Church
  • 4100 N. Newman Road
  • Racine, WI

On Sunday, June 26, St. Hagop Armenian Apostolic Church will hold their annual Armenian ("Madagh") Picnic at their church grounds, 4100 N. Newman Road, Racine. St. Hagop's has held their traditional picnic or "Madagh" since 1938. The work "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. The blessing of St. Hagop's Madagh will be at 11:15am, officiated by Reverend Father Daron Stepanian, Pastor of St. Hagop Armenian Church. Only the traditional Madagh (beef stew) and bulghur (cracked wheat rice), the OFFERING, will be prepared and served immediately after the blessing until 1pm. Starting at 11am, attendees will be allowed to enter the church grounds and park. All attendees will be asked to remain in their cars. Once cars are parked on the church grounds, they will be approached by church volunteers to confirm or accept their free-will donation. Following the Madagh Blessing, church volunteers will return with a 1 quart container of Madagh and a 1 quart container of bulghur for each free-will donation that is made. Upon receiving their Madagh and bulghur, attendees will be asked to leave the church grounds. This process will continue until all attendees are served. Please contact Zohrab Khaligian at 262-818-6537 or for more information.

  • June 26, 2022
  • Location: 4100 N. Newman Road, St. Hagop Armenian Church, WI
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
  • Price: 0.00
Armenian "Madagh" Picnic