Armenian Apostolic Church


“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but a spirit of power, love, and soundness of mind.” (2 Timothy 1:7)

Dear St. James Parishioners,

This is a gentle reminder that we are adhering to our Diocese’s social distancing guidelines and the requirements of the State of Illinois to ensure the safety of all parishioners and the safe operation of our church building and the health and safety of those who are required to enter the building to perform essential pastoral, administrative, custodial and maintenance duties. As such, we kindly ask that parishioners not come to church on Sundays or at any other time until we receive notice from our Primate, Bishop Daniel Findikyan and until the State of Illinois has lifted or revised the stay at home order.

All of us look impatiently to the day when we can come back together as a church family, and the more steadfastly we observe social distancing today the sooner that day will arrive.

Thank you for your understanding.

St. James Parish Council





St James Armenian Church
816 Clark Street, Evanston IL 60201
TEL: 847-864-6263


Diocesan Mission Statement

The mission of the Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church is to preach the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ and to proclaim its message of salvation. This mission is realized through worship, education, witness, service, and the common life in Christ as expressed in the distinctive faith-experience of the Armenian people. All members of the Armenian Church—both clergy and lay—are called to participate fully in its mission.