St. Thomas has been working diligently to set up the livestreaming technology. Details will follow soon.
From Hayr Papken, Prayers in Time of Pandemic (in English, Western and Eastern Armenian). Please select to expand/open any one for reading ease.
For the health and safety of our parish members, we unfortunately will not be able to have the annual Palm Sunday Banquet and will not be able to celebrate the anniversary of our Church and ACYOA Day. Please select to read Hayr Papken’s appeal to parishioners.
Father Papken is ready to assis any needy St. Thomas Parishioner in the area during this Coronavirus pandemic.
A message from Hayr Papken regarding growing concerns about the Novel Coronavirus (Covid 19).
A beautifully written article on how we commemorated the 104th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, with the Kirikian Armenian School staff, students, and parents, and guest speaker, Ms. Lucine Kasbarian. Ms. Kasbarian encouraged the students to never forget our history in their future endeavors in life. She urged them to “incorporate the Armenian spirit in their lives – and that through our strength, we can demonstrate the valuable presence of Armenians in this world.”
A summer opportunity for youth aged 17 – 22 with the Paros Foundation. This year’s program features work sites in and around Yerevan, Gyumri, and Zorakan. Service work includes classroom renovations, work with orphanages and child centers, and the distribution of humanitarian supplies. Please click here for more information and application.
Today, the Holy Altar servers: Deacons Mark Bourghol, Saro Tovmassian, and David Ghazarian, and choir member Berch changed the curtain of the Holy Altar.
A special requiem service took place on Sunday, April 7, 2019 for the soul of Vanessa Ouzoonian. Fr. Papken also performed a blessing of the Khatchkar (CrossStone) that was donated by Mr. and Mrs. Andy Ouzoonian in memory of their beloved daughter.
Victoria Bourghol, also an alumna, is the art teacher for kids in 1st through 3rd grade of the Kirikian Armenian School. She is teaching them about the Armenian Genocide through various art projects this month. The children learned about the symbolism of the Forget-Me-Not-Flower while painting their very own last week.