Religion Topics taught During Armenian Class

1-Major Religious Holidays (All Grades)

  • Christmas: Jesus Birth, The Three Wise Men, Christmas Tree
  • Diarentarach: Presentation of Jesus Christ to the Temple
  • Vartanants
  • Paregentan: Eve of Great Lent
  • Palm Sunday
  • Easter: Washing of the Feet, Crucifixion, Resurrection
  • Hampartsoum: Ascension
  • Vartavar: Transfiguration

2-History of the Armenian Church (Grades 3, 4 and 5)

    • Arrival of Apostles Taddeo and Bartholomew in Armenia
    • Adoption of Christianity in 301
    • Krikor Lousavoritch, 1st Catholicos
    • Etchmiadzin, 1st Armenian Church
    • Translation of the Bible
    • Armenian Calendar (Why Armenians celebrate Christmas on Jan. 6

Religious Education Curriculum

      • Holy Scripture
        • Old Testament introduction
        • New Testament introduction
        • Bible verses (memory exercise)
      • 10 Commandments (memorization of 1)
      • Prayer (excerpts from “In Faith I Confess; memorization of 1)
      • Feast/Fast Days:
        • Thanksgiving (Religious significance)
        • Holy Nativity
        • Presentation of the Lord “Dyarnuntarach”
        • Poon Paregentan
        • Great Lent (Penitential)
        • Holy Week & Easter
        • Eastertide, Ascension & Pentecost
      • Major orders of the Armenian Church & Hierarchical Sees
        • (How to greet/address a priest, bishop and catholicos)
      • 7 Sacraments
      • Explanation of the Holy Divine Liturgy
      • Sacred music:
        • Holy Nativity
        • Easter
        • Holy Divine Liturgy
      • Occasional topics:
      • The sanctification of the Holy Martyrs of the Armenian Genocide (100th Anniversary)
        • Question/Answer period

In addition, during the classes, we always strive to impart the Christian ideals and virtues like faith, piety, holiness, humility, love of brother, love of justice, charity and self-control.

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