On Thursday, a group of students from Years 5 & 6 joined the special St Vartan’s Day service at the Armenian Apostolic Church of Holy Resurrection. In school tradition, they received blessings and Holy Communion for the start of the new school year and took part in a concise schools’ program.
The program included readings and poetry recitals dedicated to St Vartan, while the sermon by His Eminence Archbishop Haigazoun Najarian reflected on the importance of the ‘Battle of Vartanank’ in 451AD and its significance to the survival of Armenians as Christians. Once again the students displayed exemplary behaviour both during and after the church service. They took part in the congregation by praying and following the Divine Liturgy.
Congratulations to the students who took part in the program. They were led by our Captain Sargis Hambardzumyan, who commenced the program by thanking His Eminence, the clergy and the church council for the invitation. This special day highlighted the spirit of unity and the battles we continue to face as a nation and community.