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Armenian School Teachers Symposium

On Saturday, September 10, eleven of the Kirikian Armenian School teachers gathered for the annual Armenian Teacher’s Symposium sponsored and directed by the Armenian Studies Program of the Diocese of the Armenian Church. Held at the new St. Nersess Seminary in Armonk, NY, the speaker for the day was Dr. Herand Markarian – scientist, playwright, poet, and translator. He addressed the teachers regarding the challenges facing the Armenian Educator and spoke of the role of the Armenian school teacher as one who prepares, molds, and creates ‘better’ Armenians.

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Clergy Conference Held at St. Thomas

St. Thomas hosted a clergy conference on Wednesday, August 31, 2016. It was a regional meeting of the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church. Among the attendees welcomed by our Fr. Papken was His Eminence, Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Primate of the Eastern Diocese.

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Donations Information for Annual Bazaar

This year’s St. Thomas Armenian Church Bazaar will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2016 – Sunday, October 23! Several parishioners volunteer their time and talents each year to make this highly anticipated event a success. You can support our beautiful church by sending a donation to help cover the annual bazaar expenses. Your gift will be greatly appreciated! You may donate by using the online form, just click on this article for the link.

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Feast of the Assumption of St. Mary, Holy Mother of God (Soorp Asdvadzadzeen)

Sunday, August 14th, was a day of great celebration in the Armenian Apostolic Church. All around the world, and at St. Thomas Armenian Church, parishioners honor Mary, the Holy Mother of God, during one of the five main tabernacle Feasts of the Armenian Church. The traditional Blessing of the Grapes ceremony takes place after the Divine Liturgy (Soorp Badarak) in the Armenian church on this day. The grape is considered the queen of the fruits, and its juice symbolizes of the blood of Christ and Holy Communion. The church celebrates with the ceremony on this day and gives thanks to God for the blessings He bestows upon mankind.

Open Enrollment: Sunday School

The St. Thomas Armenian Church Sunday School provides an educational, safe, and fun environment for your children to be with their peers, make valuable friendships, & most importantly strengthen their faith in God, the Church, and Armenian traditions and values!

We have kind, caring, and knowledgeable teachers of whom you can be assured that your child’s physical and spiritual well-being is in capable hands.

Applications for September are being accepted. Enroll your child today!

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Church Events & Holidays

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september, 2016

1sep7:30 pmBible Study Thursdays 7:30pmGospel of St. Luke

8sep7:30 pmBible Study Thursdays 7:30pmGospel of St. Luke

11sepAll DayFeast of the Exaltation of the Holy CrossKhatchveratz

11sep10:00 amSunday School Opening Day!Registration: Starts 10am Church Lobby

15sep7:30 pmBible Study Thursdays 7:30pmGospel of St. Luke

17sep9:15 amKirikian Armenian School Opening Day!First Day of School starts 9:15am

21sepAll DayArmenian Independence DayCelebrating 25 Years of Independence

22sep7:30 pmBible Study Thursdays 7:30pmGospel of St. Luke

24sepAll DayKirikian Armenian School ReminderLate Registration Ends Today

29sep7:30 pmBible Study Thursdays 7:30pmGospel of St. Luke

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