Church News


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.


Cultural Committee Hosts Outdoor Movie Night

With the closing of the school year, and with everyone looking forward to the relaxed feel of summer, the St. Thomas Cultural Committee held its first annual Outdoor Movie Night on June 24th. More than 70 people came to St. Thomas Armenian Church’s barbecue and movie under the stars to watch the family-friendly feature film “Night at the Museum.” Everyone enjoyed the film among the scent of barbecue in the air, the crackling of a bonfire in the distance, and the sound of children having fun with their friends as the sun set.


2016 Kirikian Armenian School ‘Hantes’ and Graduation

Sunday, June 12th, was a day of rejoice at St. Thomas Armenian Church! Graduates, students, faculty, parents and family celebrated the end of the Kirikian Armenian School year at the annual ‘Hantes’ and graduation ceremony. This year’s ‘Hantes’ was truly exceptional, as a record number of students (135) participated in a rich program that included traditional Armenian song, dance, poems, presentations, and poignant words from the heart of the school’s bright students.


Being Armenian And Attending Armenian School – A Teen’s Perspective

An insightful perspective from the 2016 Kirikian Armenian School Hantes on what it means to be an Armenian and to attend Armenian school. Read Garo Amerkanian’s heartfelt speech here, and be proud of the diasporan Armenian youth that the Kirikian Armenian School is helping mold into the responsible and faithful Armenians of tomorrow!

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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