Food, Fun and Fellowship at the Trinity Family Festival

Sep 11, 2016



Everyone is invited for a day of fantastic food, fabulous music, fun, family and friends!

Always an anticipated event on the fall calendar, our annual Trinity Family Festival will be held on the beautiful grounds of our church on Sunday, September 11, beginning at 12:00 noon.  Co-chairing the Festival Committee, again this year, are David Dorian and Jack Ekchian who invite everyone to come ready for a day of fun and fellowship.  "Our Trinity Family Festival 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 Dave and Jack.

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.  Avoid the ticket line on the day of the Festival and purchase your meal tickets in advance online. 

For your listening and dancing pleasure, enjoy Armenian music by the Greg Krikorian Ensemble featuring Greg Krikorian, oud and vocals; George Righellis, guitar and vocals; Bob Raphalian, violin; Charles Dermenjian, dumbeg; and Steve Surabian, tambourine.  There will be lots of activities for children including the popular Bounce House.

The Ancient Tradition of the Blessing of tthe "Madagh" will take place at 4:00 p.m., followed by the Raffle drawing for cash prizes.  This year's raffle prizes include $1,000 cash, first 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, emailing office@htaac.org, or buying on the day of the Festival.

Celebration of the Divine Liturgy and 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.  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.

Opening of Church Schools

Holy Trinity Church's Armenian and Sunday Schools will kick-off the 2016-2017 year on the morning of Sunday, September 11, with registration for both schools at 10:15 a.m., in the Peter Adamian Hall of our church complex.  We look forward to the return of our current students and to warmly welcoming new ones.

Sunday School classes, which will start on September 11, 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, 2016, and toilet-trained.  Parents must register their child(ren) as a parental signature is required.  For further 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 is for children ages 5 through 18, and 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.  Classes are taught in Eastern Armenian in three grade levels;  beginner, intermediate and advanced.  Armenian School classes will begin on Sunday, September 18.  For further information about the Armenian School program, please contact Naira Balagyozian, Armenian School Coordinator, at nairab3@gmail.com, or call the Church office.

We look forward to seeing you, your family and friends on September 11!