Trinity Annual Picnic and Opening of Church Schools to be held Sunday, September 15, 2019

Sep 15, 2019

 

Festival Co-Chairs 2019

Trinity Annual Picnic         

            All are invited for an afternoon of fantastic food, fabulous music, fun, family and friends!  Always an anticipated event on the fall calendar, Holy Trinity Armenian Church of Greater Boston’s annual Trinity Church Picnic will be held on Sunday, September 15, 2019, beginning at 12:00 noon, on the beautiful grounds of the church.

Once again co-chairing the Picnic Committee are David Dorian, Richard Diranian and Jack Ekchian, who invite everyone to come ready for a day of fun and fellowship.  “Our Trinity Annual Picnic is always a wonderful afternoon as parishioners and friends come together to kick off the fall season with delicious food, great music, and especially the camaraderie that day offers as we reconnect with family and friends after the summer hiatus,” state the co-chairs.

Delicious mouth-watering Armenian food will include dinners of lamb shish kebab, losh kebab, and chicken kebab and will be available throughout the afternoon as well as an a la carte menu, take-out meals, beverages, Armenian coffee and a variety of pastries and desserts.   This year again be sure to visit our Gourmet Shack featuring Armenian delicacies, sweet and savory, produce and many more delicious goodies.  There will be lots of activities for children including the popular Moonwalk all afternoon, cotton candy, popcorn and slush.  For your listening and dancing pleasure, enjoy Armenian music by the Greg Krikorian Armenian Ensemble featuring Greg Krikorian, oud and vocals; Mark Der Mugrditchian, clarinet; Kevin Magarian, guitar and vocals; Arthur Chingris, dumbeg; and Steve Surabian, tambourine.  And for sports enthusiasts, showing on Holy Trinity's 12-foot high definition screen will be the New England at Miami Dolphins football game which kicks off at 1 p.m.

            The Ancient Tradition of the Blessing of the "Madagh" will take place at 4:00 p.m., followed by the Raffle drawing for cash prizes.  This year’s raffle cash prizes are $1,000, grand prize; $300, second prize; and $200, third prize.  Tickets are $5 each, 6 for $25 or 12 for $50, and can be obtained by calling the Holy Trinity Church Office, 617.354.0632, emailing office@htaac.org, or buying on the day of the Picnic. 

Celebration of the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

 The morning will begin with the Divine Liturgy at 10:00 a.m., celebrated by Fr. Vasken A. Kouzouian, pastor of Holy Trinity Armenian Church.   On this morning, the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, the last major Feast Day (Daghavar) of the calendar year, will be commemorated.  At the conclusion of the Divine Liturgy, the Antasdan Service (Blessing of the Four Corners) and Basil (Rahan) Blessing will take place.  According to the canons of the Armenian Church, no Requiem Service (Hokehankisd) will be held on this morning.

Opening of Church Schools

Holy Trinity Church’s Armenian and Sunday Schools will kick-off the 2019-2020 year on the morning of Sunday, September 15, with registration for both schools at 10:15 a.m., in the Peter Adamian Hall of the church complex.   We look forward to the return of our current students and to warmly welcoming new ones. 

Sunday School classes meet weekly from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon in the Peter Adamian Hall.   The Sunday School program, which ranges in grades from Pre-School through 12, is open to all children and youth, ages 3 to 17.   To be eligible for Sunday School, a child must be three years of age by September 1, 2019, and toilet-trained.  Parents may register their child(ren) on Opening Day on September 15, or request a registration form and submit prior to the first day of classes, which will be held on September 22.  For information regarding the Sunday School program, please contact Yn. Arpi Kouzouian, Sunday School Superintendent, at youth@htaac.org, or call the Church Office.

           The Armenian School program, for children and youth ages 3 to 16, meets weekly on Sunday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., for students registered in the Sunday School, and from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., for students registered in the Armenian School only.    The goal of the program is to introduce students to the Armenian language, history, culture and current events.  During the school year, there are lessons in singing, painting and dancing.  Classes are taught in Eastern Armenian in three grade levels:  beginner, intermediate and advanced.    Armenian School classes will begin on Sunday, September 22.   For further information about the Armenian School program, please contact Naira Balagyozian, Armenian School Director, at nairab3@gmail.com, or call 617.842.6552.