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07/07/2019

Boston –June 20, 2019.  A brand-new Armenian Church in Massachusetts’ Merrimack Valley now has a brand-new Armenian cross to adorn its steeple. The cross was consecrated on Thursday, June 20, the gift of the Boston, Massachusetts based Knights of Vartan Ararat Tahlij No. 1 and its Arpie Otyag No. 9. Many of the lodge and Otyag members were on hand with their families as Bishop Daniel Findikyan consecrated the large gold cross which now stands proudly atop the Haverhill, Massachusetts area church. This was Bishop Findikyan’s first visit to the church since recently being elected Primate of the Armenian Church of America’s Eastern Diocese. Also participating in the consecration service were Armenian Church Pastors from across Massachusetts as well as the Dean of the Saint Nersess Armenian Seminary in New York.

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A benefit banquet to sponsor scholarships

ST. Vartan  Church and the Knights & Daughters of Vartan hold a benefit banquet to sponsor scholarships for KZV Armenian school students

The Parish Council of St. Vartan Church along with the San Francisco Daron Lodge & Araxi Otyag of the Knights and Daughters of Vartan hosted a lovely Benefit Banquet on April 6, 2013 in the Church social hall.  Funds raised from the Banquet are intended to provide twoKZVArmenianSchoolstudents with tuition scholarships.  The goal was to raise $10,000.00.

This Benefit Banquet was held in an effort to support the only full time Armenian day school in northernCalifornia, one that not only provides academic excellence and a first-rate education, but also teaches its students the Armenian language, religion, culture, traditions, and history.

The KZV Benefit Banquet Committee served a first rate delectable dinner, held a silent auction featuring rugs from Eastern Anatolia and Karabagh, jewelry, and a painting by our very own resident artist, Norma Yaglijian.  Guests enjoyed a very interesting and thoroughly entertaining program, featuring an enlightening presentation on theKZVArmenianSchoolby Grace Andonian, Principal; along with group singing, Armenian dancing, and recitations by KZV students.  Yn. Anahit Ohanyan, accompanied by Araks Aghazarian on piano, captivated the audience with a mesmerizing and exquisite vocal performance of two beautiful and emotionally charged Armenian songs, Mesrob Mashdots, and Ov tu Keghetsik.  A rousing piano solo performance by Araks Aghazarian of Aram Khachaturian’s Toccata in E-flat minor brought everyone to their feet.