St. Thomas Armenian Apostolic Church has had much reason to celebrate this past Palm Sunday weekend, on the 51st anniversary of its consecration. Taking into consideration the weekend, which began with the ordination of altar servers to acolytes, and all the events of Palm Sunday, there was so much vitality in the church on it’s 51st anniversary! In the words of his Eminence Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Primate, it was “an inspiring day” where the “legacy of our martyrs is being continued.”
This Palm Sunday, March 20, 2016, Mark Bourghol, Sub-Deacon of St. Thomas Armenian Church, will be ordained to the Deaconite of the Armenian Apostolic Church. The ordination will be performed by His Eminence, Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Primate of the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of America during the Divine Liturgy, and assisted by our Pastor, the Very Rev. Fr. Papken Dz. V. Anoushian.
We announce with joy that Sub-Deacon Mark Bourghol will be elevated to the Diaconate of the Armenian Church by his Eminence, Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Primate of the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church during the Divine Liturgy (Soorp Badarak) on Palm Sunday, March 20, 2016.