Church News


First Annual Sunday School Tree Lighting

Members of St. Thomas and Sunday School staff have been busy preparing for the Christmas season! It is with thanks to their efforts that our lobby has been adorned with a beautiful Christmas tree and peaceful nativity display. The Sunday School asks that you please join us Sunday, December 18, right after Soorp Badarak, for the first annual St. Thomas Sunday School Christmas tree lighting ceremony! As part of the ceremony, Fr. Papken will also bless the children. Celebrations will continue as the students sing joyful Armenian Christmas carols.


Nativity Scene on Display

Every year, members of the St. Thomas ACYOA Juniors volunteer to set-up a beautiful nativity scene on the church grounds for everyone to see and enjoy. Shant Amerkanian, Mathew Bourghol, Victoria Bourghol, and Cindy Mutafoglu assembled the nativity on Saturday, December 3rd. Wishing everyone a blessed Christmas season!


Got New Year’s Eve Plans?

December is in full-swing, and the holidays are fast approaching! What are you doing this New Year’s Eve? Why not spend the last hours of 2016, and the first moments of 2017 with your extended friends and family at St. Thomas. There will be abundant food, including appetizers, a sit-down dinner, traditional sweets, music, party favors, and champagne! It’s a great way to welcome the New Year, a night you do not want to miss. Arrange your table(s) and make your reservations today!


ACYOA Juniors Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and in the spirit of giving, the St. Thomas ACYOA held their 2nd annual food drive at the Stop & Shop in Tenafly. The youth spent a total of six hours on Saturday, November 5th collecting donations for The Center of Food Action (CFA). Working together, 18 dedicated St. Thomas Armenian Church ACYOA Juniors were able to collect a total of ten full carts of food and supplies for the homeless and hungry in our community!

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

Jump Months

january, 2017

5janAll DayEve of the Nativity & Theophany of Our LordArmenian Christmas Eve (Khtoum)

5jan6:30 pmArmenian Christmas Eve (Khtoum) Evening ServicesBible Readings & Divine Liturgy

6janAll DayFeast of the Nativity & Theophany of Our LordArmenian Christmas

6jan9:15 amArmenian Christmas Day ServicesMorning Service & Divine Liturgy

6jan1:00 pmArmenian Christmas LuncheonHosted by Kirikian Armenian School

14jan9:15 amKirikian Armenian School Re-OpensChristmas Party at 1:30pm

27jan7:30 pm"The Line - Gyank Ou Griv" by Mher MkrtchyanNJ Premiere Film Screening


For information on how to make a donation to St. Thomas Armenian Apostolic church, please select the button below.

Brick Walkway Donation

St. Thomas Armenian Church Sunday School is holding a new fundraiser for our beautiful church.

With just a minimum donation of $50, you may purchase a brick to be engraved with a message of your choosing. The engraved bricks will then be placed in a visible area of St. Thomas' Church property in the springtime as a permanent brick walkway, with messages of love and remembrance - and all thanks to your donations!

Please complete the attached form and return with your donation to the St. Thomas Armenian Church Sunday School.
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