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.”
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.
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.”
The Kirikian Armenian School of St. Thomas honored the Martyrs of the Armenian Genocide on April 23, 2016. Students, teachers, and parents gathered in Saddler Hall where a magnificent model of Dzidzernagapert stood at one end of the stage, and a portrait of the Martyred Saints of the Armenian Genocide was displayed at the opposite end. Each student payed his/her respects to those who perished as they approached the portrait of the Martyred Saints to pray and ask for the intercession of the Holy Martyrs to God in their prayers. Flowers were planted in their memory and honor. Principal Capan stated that “we believe that children will have lifetime memories of this activity at Kirikian Armenian School for many years to come.”
A Message From Our Pastor, Very Rev. Fr. Papken Anoushian At Ellis Island on the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide “Ladies and Gentlemen: Today, we are here, at this historic site to remember one and a half million holy Martyrs of the Armenian Genocide which was designed and executed by the Turkish government of […]