With special guests, Director Kris Kalfayan and the Gomidas Choir. All are invited and welcomed to attend a reception during Fellowship Hour following the Soorp Badarak and distribution of blessed grapes.
If you would like to make an in lieu of grapes donation on this occasion, please click here and complete the form and drop it off or mail to the church with your donation.
Sunday, August 14th, was a day of great celebration in the Armenian Apostolic Church. All around the world, and at St. Thomas Armenian Church, parishioners honor Mary, the Holy Mother of God, during one of the five main tabernacle Feasts of the Armenian Church. The traditional Blessing of the Grapes ceremony takes place after the Divine Liturgy (Soorp Badarak) in the Armenian church on this day. The grape is considered the queen of the fruits, and its juice symbolizes of the blood of Christ and Holy Communion. The church celebrates with the ceremony on this day and gives thanks to God for the blessings He bestows upon mankind.