prep1At the close of the Divine Liturgy (Soorp Badarak) this past Sunday, February 7, the altar curtains were closed to mark the beginning of Great Lent (Medz Bahk). prepprep2

The altar servers have the responsibility of preparing the altar for this significant time in the Armenian church and faith.  Under the direction of Deacon Krikor Afarian, the alter servers changed the Altar cloths and surely received priceless knowledge from one of St. Thomas’ well-respected and experienced deacons.