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.
We announce with pleasure that Matthew Bourghol will be elevated from Tbir to the rank of Sub-Deacon of the Armenian Church by his Eminence, Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Primate of the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church on Palm Sunday, March 25, 2018.
On Palm Sunday, March 25, at the Saint Thomas Armenian Church 53rd Anniversary Dinner, Barkev Hagopian and Krikor Hamparsumian will be honored with the St. Thomas Award for their sincere devotion and many years of service to St. Thomas Armenian Church.
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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!
Our brick walkway has finally been completed. Located behind the children’s garden that commemorates the genocide, it will be our reminder of bringing glory to the name of Christ.
Twenty-one youth from the St. Thomas ACYOA chapter attended Sports Weekend during Columbus Day weekend from October 7 to 9. Over 250 Armenian youth from the northeast gathered at this event, hosted by St. Leon’s in Fairlawn, NJ, to enjoy sports and social activities.