Posts from January 2016

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Sunday School Bake Sale

by Alin Manukyan
Bake Sale Cookies and Cakes

This past Sunday, after Badarak, the St. Thomas Armenian Church Sunday School hosted a bake sale in the lobby. The Sunday School is also recruiting new students! If you are interested to have your child attend, please check our Sunday School page for more information.

AGBU Scholarship Program Accepting Applications Now

by Alin Manukyan
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The AGBU annually awards over $1 million to young adults of Armenian descent pursuing their undergraduate and graduate degrees in nearly 40 countries. We encourage you to check the list of scholarships the AGBU offers and apply accordingly if you or your child meets the eligibility requirements.

Donations Blessed for Use in Church

by Alin Manukyan
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At the end of this past Sunday’s Badarak, embroideries donated for use on the altar table and those for use as headscarves were blessed. They were donated by an Anonymous donor and Mrs. Silva Torossian…

Armenian Christmas Celebration

by Alin Manukyan
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On January 6th , the pews were filled with people as Very Rev. Father Papken Dz. V. Anoushian led parishoners in Christmas Day Badarak. This year’s Godfather of the Cross during the water blessing ceremony was Alex Giritlian. Church was immediately followed by a luncheon sponsored by the Kirikian Armenian School. 10 Year Service awards were given…

Celebrating Armenian Christmas Eve

by Alin Manukyan
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St. Thomas had its traditional Christmas Eve worship on the evening of January 5th. The youth of St. Thomas, instructed by Dr. Levon Capan, recited select passages of the Bible, followed by the Divine Liturgy (Soorp Badarak)…

2016 New Year’s Celebration a Great Success

by Alin Manukyan
Midnight balloon drop

New Year’s Eve was a fabulous night as everyone partied in the sold-out Atrium and greeted 2016 with great joy and hope. Attendees enjoyed a bountiful meal and danced all night to popular hits and favorites by DJ Alan. The evening concluded in a short church service at 1:00am greeting the New Year 2016 with the first prayer at the end of a truly wonderful evening…

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