Church News


Kirikian Armenian School Honors Martyrs of the Armenian Genocide

The Kirikian Armenian School of St. Thomas honored the Martyrs of the Armenian Genocide on April 23, 2016. Students, teachers, and parents gathered in Saddler Hall where a magnificent model of Dzidzernagapert stood at one end of the stage, and a portrait of the Martyred Saints of the Armenian Genocide was displayed at the opposite end. Each student payed his/her respects to those who perished and approached the portrait of the Martyred Saints to ask for their intercession to God in their prayers. Flowers were planted in their memory and honor. Principal Capan stated that “we believe that children will have lifetime memories of this activity at Kirikian Armenian School for many years to come.”


Feast of the Holy Martyrs of the Armenian Genocide

On April 24, 2016, the Armenian Church will observe its first Feast of the Holy Martyrs of the Armenian Genocide. A special service will be performed after the Divine Liturgy (Soorp Badarak) to pay tribute to the victims of the Armenian Genocide, who died in 1915 while upholding their Christian faith. The martyrs had been canonized last year in a momentous ceremony at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. We celebrate these saints as they live eternally in the glory of God.


Pulitzer Prize Winner, Peter Balakian, Reschedules Visit to April 30th

Due to a scheduling conflict resulting from his recent Pulitzer Prize, Peter Balakian has asked us to reschedule his appearance at St. Thomas to Saturday, April 30, 2016, 7:30pm. We are excited to have his first visit in the Armenian Community since his win of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry! Please join us for this very special evening – reception and book-signing.


“Arthur Halvajian Memorial” Armenian Poetry Competition

St. Thomas Armenian Church is pleased to announce a wonderful opportunity for students and adults, ages 12 and up, in honor of National Poetry Month! Are you an amateur poet? Submit your entry to the Armenian Poetry Project competition today. A top prize will be awarded for each of the categories in the amounts of US $75 (students), $125 (college age), and $300 (adult). Entries should be e-mailed by May 28, 2016.

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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may, 2016

1may12:30 pmArmenian Exhibit at Museum of Natural HistorySponsored by the Sunday School

7may11:00 amMother's Day Mimosa BrunchSponsored by the Kirikian Armenian School

13may7:30 pmNight at the Opera - 5th In SeriesIl Trovatore by Verdi

30may12:00 pm- 6:00 pm2016 Memorial Day PicnicArmenian & Middle Eastern Food Festival


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