Anyone who was at church this past Sunday was well aware of the magnetic smell of freshly baking choreg during the coffee social hour after Soorp Badarak!sunday_school_choreg_11

The students and teachers of the St. Thomas Sunday School were responsible for that lovely scent that undeniably brings us all back to the deepest of our Armenian roots during the season that we prepare for holy Easter.  Whether we continue this tradition of making choreg in our homes today, or cherish the memories of elder family members who prepared this special sweet bread, we can be assured our children are being taught about these traditions and more in the St. Thomas Sunday School!

sunday_school_choreg_2Among the many lessons and activities that the Sunday School teachers prepare for their students during the course of the year, it is likely that everyone particularly looks forward to this annual pre-Easter tradition of making the choreg together.  Students and teachers from all of the classes joined in the St. Thomas kitchen for the sweet lesson. Mrs. Talin Hagopian prepared the choreg dough and helped the children with joy as they shaped their special loaves before helping bake them.  Superintendent Jane Solakian, along with the teaching staff, lovingly guided the students in kneading and shaping the choregs, giving the students a hands-on lesson with their friends that they will never forget!  All of the students then got to take the freshly-baked choregs home to enjoy with their families.

We invite you to view all the pictures from this event in our photo gallery.