Saint Sarkis Armenian Apostolic Church
19300 Ford Road   Dearborn, MI 48128  United States
 Phone (313) 336-6200  Fax (313) 336-4530

Sundays - Morning Service 9:15am - Divine Liturgy 10:00am

St. Sarkis Church community enjoyed its Vartavar celebration, reviving a centuries-old pre-Christian custom combined with the Feast of the Transfiguration of Christ. After the Divine Liturgy, parishioners of all ages participated in the tradition of splashing, throwing, and playing with water. Lead by Rev. Fr. Hrant Kevorkian, children, parents, deacons, choir members, Sunday School teachers, and board members joined in the fun of squirting, throwing water balloons, dumping, and splashing water on each other. The front lawn of St. Sarkis Church was a joyous scene of running, jumping, chasing, sneaking, and surprising each other with water. Squeals of delight and shrieks of laughter filled the air as children and adults alike were soaked, a little muddy, and having a wonderful time. Everyone is already looking forward to next years Vartavar.

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