The Loosaper, the publication of St. Peter Armenian Apostolic Church, contains topics relevant to the life of the St. Peter Church Community: Messages from the Catholicos, Diocesan News, Pastoral Comments, Parish Council Reports, Church Organizations and Parish Community News, Der Garen’s Column, Local Community News, Cultural, National and International News of interest. Each issue also includes photos of various activities and events in the church community.
The Loosaper is issued quarterly, four times per year. Copies of each issue are distributed to parishioners, former parishioners, friends and Armenian churches and clergy throughout the country. Financial support is partially provided by Patrons listed on the inside back cover of each issue. In addition, Christmas Greetings donations and other monetary donations from individuals help support our publication. All of which we very much appreciate.
Currently over 560 copies of each issue are being distributed with 260 receiving the Loosaper at their postal address and about 300 receiving it electronically; a slight increase over last year, primarily in the number of e-mail recipients.
The preparation of each issue of the Loosaper is coordinated by our invaluable Church Secretary, Lori Payette, who compiles and prepares the typed copy for editing and proofing by volunteers. After completion of the final editing and layout, Lori prepares the final copy for transmission to the printer and to the e-mail recipients. Mailing is also handled by Lori Payette and various volunteers. Volunteers are needed and are always welcome to help with any part of the preparation of the Loosaper including the editing, proofing, and mailing. Our special thanks to all volunteers who assisted with the Loosaper this year.
The Loosaper is a church publication and we appreciate the cooperation of the church organizations in providing reports and photos of their activities for each issue. We also welcome the submission of articles, reports and photos of interest from the parishioners and members of the church community, especially regarding special events and activities.
The Loosaper also offers advertising space for businesses. Contact the Church office for more information on placing your ad in the Loosaper.