The students of the Kirikian Armenian School participated in pre-Easter festivities today. After their lessons, the children of the Armenian school were taught about Easter traditions while coloring vibrant eggs of their own to take home. Pictured are the first grade students, taught by Mrs. Hilda Giritlian, and assisted by the helpful hands of other dedicated teachers and helpers!
On Saturday March 10th, the St. Thomas ACYOA Juniors participated in the annual Lock-In. This event encourages fellowship, teamwork, prayers, and also a lot of fun. With parent chaperones and Hayr Soorp Anoushian, the teens spent their evening at the church taking part in activities and an overnight sleep-over.
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On Sunday, March 11, St. Thomas Armenian Church held its annual mid-Lenten Luncheon for parishioners and friends to enjoy. Traditional vegan specialties were prepared lovingly by dedicated members of our church. Sincere thanks go to all those who helped donate, prepare and cook the dishes, prepare the Atrium, and work together to make the Lenten Luncheon a beautiful event for everyone!
Easter Lily plants are on sale once again this year! Support St. Thomas Armenian Church by purchasing this beautiful perennial flowering plant for yourself or a loved one. Your donation of $15 per plant will support our beautiful church. Please call or text Jacklyn Baltaian at (917) 748-3723 to place your order today.
On Saturday, February 3rd, the Kirikian Armenian School of St. Thomas Armenian Church held it’s annual Poon Paregentan party for its students. Every year, children, teachers, and parents look forward to having the kids change into their costumes after class and watch them take part of many festivities before the period of Great Lent.
The St. Thomas Armenian Church Cultural Committee held its first ever Winter Wonderland themed Cookie and Cupcake Decorating Party for children. It was a great success, as 57 happy children were guided by professional pastry bakers, Mrs. Hilda Giritlian and Mrs. Serpouhi Vartivarian. The children decorated to their heart’s content, and the best part was that they were able to take their treats home to show off and enjoy!
St. Thomas Armenian Church Cultural Committee hosted Near East Relief Board Member, Shant Mardirossian for the screening of his film “They Shall Not Perish: The Story of Near East Relief.” With over 50 people attending, Mr. Mardirossian and attendees had dialogue about the film and the role of the Near East Relief. Many would echo the opinion of one attendee who said “the film was very well produced and well-received by the audience.”
New and exciting opportunities for ALL Armenian youth offered at St. Thomas Armenian Church! Paint classes are being offered to children ages six and up, with instruction by Mariam Vardanyan, a graduate of the Yerevan State Pedagogical University in Art Design. Classes begin on October 14, and will be on Saturdays at 1:30pm. We are proud to encourage the artistic talents of our youth in this unique way, by art instruction with an Armenian flavor. Please contact Ani Capan to register.
Because learning never stops at the classroom, St. Thomas Armenian Church is proud to continue a tradition of almost 20 years of chess instruction to our Armenian children! We provide a wonderful opportunity to students, aged eight and up, to learn a national sport of Armenia. We are happy to announce the return of Chess Instructor Ohannes Baltaian to St. Thomas, and invite new and returning students to the free introductory session on Saturday, September 23. All Armenian children from the Tri-state area can participate in the Chess Club at St. Thomas. Beginner and Intermediate Chess classes are taught weekly, on Saturdays, at 1:30pm. All interested parents should complete the attached registration form to Ani Capan.