United in Defense of Artsakh: Holy Trinity Update

Armenia Fund Contribution and Direct Facebook Fundraiser

On October 8, 2020, Holy Trinity Church launched a two-pronged fundraising campaign to support the Eastern Diocese’s “United in Defense of Artsakh” fundraiser for the Armenia Fund. The approach included a direct Facebook fundraiser and a call for donations to the church which were sent to the Armenia Fund. Our Facebook donors contributed $11,970 directly to the Armenia Fund. In addition, the Church received an overwhelming $84,770 in donations that were then sent to the Armenia Fund.

The total contribution from our Holy Trinity Family to the Armenia Fund during the war was $96,740

ACYOA Baskets of Hope for Artsakh

Filled with a deep desire to help their Armenian brothers and sisters in Artsakh, members of the Holy Trinity ACYOA launched Baskets of Hope for Artsakh in early October, preparing baskets filled with traditional homemade Armenian treats. All proceeds – 100% – from the Baskets of Hope project were donated to support the needs of the Republics of Armenia and Artsakh during a most critical time. The Baskets of Hope Project raised a total of $8,435. We thank our dear and tireless Director of Youth Ministries, Yn. Arpi Kouzouian for overseeing this extraordinary effort, working in partnership with Armina Manoukian and a team of dedicated ACYOA parents and youth who donated and prepared the over 250 Baskets of Hope. 

The ACYOA held additional fundraisers for Thanksgiving and Christmas in which 20% of proceeds were donated to Artsakh relief. The total donation from the Thanksgiving and Christmas Baskets was $620.

ACYOA Prayer Vigil

On the evening of October 10, 2020 the Holy Trinity ACYOA organized a prayer vigil on Hollisian Plaza. Our parishioners and friends gathered to pray as the names of fallen soldiers were read and a candle was lit for each soul lost. We thank Zori Babroudi, Mher Mnatsakanyan and Sarkis Karapetyan for so graciously sharing their musical talents on this solemn evening, during which $551 was raised and donated to humanitarian efforts in Artsakh.

To view photos from this event and others, visit our Photo Gallery


Artsakh Humanitarian Outreach Committee: Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

Aiding the children of the war must now be of paramount importance. Tragically, there are over 17,500 children from the Republic of Arstakh and the children of martyred and wounded soldiers living in the Republic of Armenia. These children, now either homeless or fatherless due to the war, are being housed in the various dioceses throughout the Republic of Armenia. Holy Trinity Church contributed $100,000 to the Artsakh Humanitarian Outreach Committee to provide material and spiritual care and support to the the most vulnerable.


The photos shared here were taken in Tavush during a Christmas celebration hosted by The Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. The Holy See prepared 450 Christmas gift packages for children from Artsakh who are sheltering in Tavush after the war. This was part of the thousands of packages delivered to the children of the war displaced throughout Armenia and Artsakh.


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