Merry Christmas in August! While the weather outside was certainly not frightful or snowy we were awakened by “Oh Come All Ye Faithful,” and other Christmas carols this morning! Our counselors were wearing elf hats – what could this mean? It was almost time for the St. Vartan Camp talent
It was a beautiful Tuesday morning today at St. Vartan Camp! During his morning message, Fr. Diran explained how Armenian Church are built with their altars facing east. Our Church fathers designed our churches this way because that is where the star of Bethlehem appeared, in the east, to guide
It was a great day of fun and fellowship here at St Vartan Camp! Today’s message in chapel was given by Fr. Stepanos Doudoukjian, pastor of St. Peter Armenian Church in Watervliet, NY. To illustrate the gospel reading from Matthew 5:14, Der Stepanos used a light bulb and a kitchen
On this beautiful Sunday we were awakened over the loud speaker to the hymns of the Armenian Church’s morning service. It was a beautiful way to wake up and prepare ourselves for the Divine Liturgy. All campers, CITs, and staff participated in Soorp Badarak and joined together to sing praises
It was a beautiful Saturday at St Vartan Camp. The morning chapel lesson was given by Fr. Vasken Kouzouian, who spoke about what our ears are open to hearing. He told a story about two different gentlemen who were walking in Times Square in New York City during rush hour.
Greetings from St Vartan Camp! We started the day with chapel, during which our youngest campers serving as readers and deacons leading prayers. Der Diran Bohajian, from St. Leon Armenian Church in Fair Lawn, NJ, gave today’s morning lesson, which outlined how our souls need spiritual nourishment just as our