Following the Divine Liturgy (Soorp Badarak) on Sunday, March 6, 2016, several dedicated members of St. Thomas Armenian church hosted the annual Lenten Luncheon.

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Pictured L to R: Marie Zokian, Silva Nazar, Rosine Hovsepian, John Torigian, V. Rev. Father Papken Dz. V. Anoushian, Shake Torigian, Jane Torigian, Jane Solakian.

These long-time dedicated ladies came in on the Thursday and Saturday prior to lovingly prepare a traditional Lenten meal.  Everyone enjoyed vegan stuffed peppers, lentil kuftes, and eggplant appetizer.  In addition to fresh hot coffee and other delicious treats, the baklava dessert prepared by Martha and Mary Ann Saraydarian and Madlen Setian was not to be missed!

This luncheon would not have been possible without the efforts of Mrs. Shake Torigian, Mrs. Silva Nazar and Mrs. Zarmine Baydar assisted by, Mrs. Mehrube Baydar, Mrs. Arsaluys Bekarian, Mrs. Filor Bolat, Mrs. Hilda Giritlian, Mrs. Rosine Hovsepian, Mrs. Madlen Setian, Mrs. Eliz Ohanyan, Mrs. Martha Saraydarian, and Mrs. Mary Ann Saraydarian.2016_lenten_2

Monetary donations were selflessly made. The donors were: Mrs. Irma Saganda, Mrs. Ani Kapas, and Mrs. Nora Benary; vospov kufte was donated by Mrs. Rosine Hovsepian; eggplants were donated by Mrs. Nora Benary. Additional helpers were: Mrs. Diana Bourghol, Mrs. Jane Solakian, Mrs. Jane Torigian, Mr. John Torigian and Mrs. Marie Zokian.

The luncheon was a wonderful opportunity for parishioners to support St. Thomas Armenian Church as well as enjoy some fellowship time together.

We invite you to view additional photos of this event in our photo gallery.