Posts from August 2016

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Donations Information for Annual Bazaar

by Alin Manukyan

This year’s St. Thomas Armenian Church Bazaar will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2016 – Sunday, October 23! Several parishioners volunteer their time and talents each year to make this highly anticipated event a success. You can support our beautiful church by sending a donation to help cover the annual bazaar expenses. Your gift will be greatly appreciated! You may donate by using the online form, just click on this article for the link.

Feast of the Assumption of St. Mary, Holy Mother of God (Soorp Asdvadzadzeen)

by Alin Manukyan

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.