Kevork Atinizian

Holy Trinity Church’s Trinity Family Festival, Opening of Church Schools to Be Held September 10

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Holy Trinity Armenian Church of Greater Boston’s annual Trinity Family Festival will be held on Sunday, September 10, beginning at noon, on the grounds of the church at 145 Brattle St.

Co-chairing the Festival Committee are David Dorian, Jack Ekchian and Stephan Hovnanian, 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, Jack and Stephan.

Ttraditional Armenian food will be available throughout the afternoon as well as take-out meals. There will be activities for children including the popular Bounce House all afternoon. 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, will perform.

The Blessing of the “Madagh” will take place at 4 p.m., followed by the raffle drawing for cash prizes. This year’s raffle cash prizes are $1,000, 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.

Holy Trinity Church’s Armenian and Sunday Schools will kick-off the 2017-2018 year on the morning of Sunday, September 10, with registration for both schools at 10:15 a.m., in the Peter Adamian Hall of the church complex.

Sunday School classes, which will start on September 10, meet weekly from 10:30 a.m. to 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, and toilet-trained. Parents must register their child(ren) as a parental signature is required. For information regarding the Sunday School program, contact Yn. Arpi Kouzouian, Sunday School Superintendent, at youth@htaac.org, or call the church office.

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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 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 17. For further information about the Armenian School program, contact Naira Balagyozian, Armenian School Coordinator, at nairab3@gmail.com,, or call the Church office.

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