Full-Time / Over-Time Caregiver Available

by Alin Manukyan
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Please consider home care for a loved one in your family or refer to family/friend. Armine has five years recent experience with a solid referral. She is multilingual in Armenian, Russian, and some English.

Arianna Cruickshank is Armenian Assembly “Intern of the Week”

by Arianna Cruickshank
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We are very proud of Arianna Cruickshank, who grew up in and continues to be a very active member of the St. Thomas Armenian Church family. She is currently interning in Washington, DC, this summer with Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. of NJ’s 6th Congressional District. Congressman Pallone serves as Co-Chairman of the Armenian Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues.

We pray for her success toward her endeavors to practice international law to be an advocate for human rights both here and abroad.

Ongoing Renovations at St. Thomas

by Father Papken
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“It is with deep gratitude to God that I write this follow up letter to you regarding the ongoing renovations at our Sacred Home, St. Thomas Church and its complex.” (Read Hayr Papken’s full letter and see photos here.)

Easter Festivities at Kirikian Armenian School

by Alin Manukyan
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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!

ACYOA Juniors Annual Lock-In Event 2018

by Alin Manukyan
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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.

Elevation to Sub-Deacon: Matthew Bourghol’s Biography

by Diana Bourghol
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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.

Scholarship Offered By Diocese To Undergrads

by Alin Manukyan
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Scholarship opportunity offered for Armenian-American undergraduate students, who are U.S. citizens, and active in the Armenian Church and/or community. Application must be accompanied by a letter from your parish priest, and all applications/forms must be submitted electronically. Please click here for for more details.

Annual Mid-Lenten “Michink” Luncheon 2018

by Alin Manukyan
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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 Sale 2018

by Alin Manukyan
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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.

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