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.
On Saturday, September 17, the Kirikian Armenian School will open its doors once again to students aged 2 1/2 to 12 years old, eager to learn all aspects of Armenian language, history, culture, religion, music, and more. The Kirikian Armenian School is very nurturing and welcomes all new students with open arms.
It’s back to school time, and back to Sunday School time at St. Thomas Armenian Church! Supervisor Jane Solakian enthusiastically welcomed students this past Sunday, September 10, for a whole new year of teaching the Armenian Apostolic Christian faith to our parish children. Enrollment remains open. If you are interested in enrolling your child to the St. Thomas Armenian Church Sunday School, you may do so by contacting Mrs. Solakian or the Church office.
Please find the St. Thomas schedule of Holy Week (Avak Shapat) Services, April 9 – 16, 2017, in Armenian and in English.
The traditional Holy Week service of Vodnluva (Washing of the Feet) will take place on Holy Thursday, April 13, 2017. Please contact St. Thomas as soon as possible by email or phone if you would like your son(s) to participate.
The ACYOA of St. Thomas Armenian Church will have a meeting and chocolate-making on Sunday, April 2nd, in preparation for their annual Easter fundraising efforts. The meeting will take place directly after Soorp Badarak in the St. Thomas Youth Room. Lunch will be provided.
You may purchase an Easter Lily plant and, by doing so, also adorn the St. Thomas Armenian Church altar during the Easter season! The plants will be available for pick-up after the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy (Soorp Badarak) on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017. The plants will be available for pick-up after the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy (Soorp Badarak) on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017. Please contact Mrs. Jacklyn Baltaian or the Church office to order your beautiful plant today!
The ACYOA Juniors will be having some fun and fellowship on Saturday, April 1 from 8 – 10pm at the Jump-n-Glow at Bounce Trampoline Sports in Valley Cottage, NY. The cost is $20 per jumper, plus $2 for required socks. An online waiver must be submitted for first time jumpers. For more information, please visit www.bouncevalleycottage.com.
Members of St. Thomas and Sunday School staff have been busy preparing for the Christmas season! It is with thanks to their efforts that our lobby has been adorned with a beautiful Christmas tree and peaceful nativity display. The Sunday School asks that you please join us Sunday, December 18, right after Soorp Badarak, for the first annual St. Thomas Sunday School Christmas tree lighting ceremony! As part of the ceremony, Fr. Papken will also bless the children. Celebrations will continue as the students sing joyful Armenian Christmas carols.
Every year, members of the St. Thomas ACYOA Juniors volunteer to set-up a beautiful nativity scene on the church grounds for everyone to see and enjoy. Shant Amerkanian, Mathew Bourghol, Victoria Bourghol, and Cindy Mutafoglu assembled the nativity on Saturday, December 3rd. Wishing everyone a blessed Christmas season!