A Cultural Event with the Participation of the Six Armenian Evangelical Schools

Sponsored by the Lebanese Armenian Evangelical Educational Council and organized by the Lebanese Armenian Evangelical Educational Coordinating Committee, and on the occasion of the 95th Year of the Armenian Genocide, on Friday, 30 April, in the Boghossian Theatre, the cultural event was held, with the theme of rebirth, that were presented by the students of the Lebanese Armenian Evangelical Schools.

After the Lebanese and Armenian anthems, the chairman of the committee welcomed the guests.

Then six Armenian Evangelical Schools' (the Armenian Evangelical Secondary School of Anjar, the Armenian Evangelical Central High School, the Armenian Evangelical P. & E. Torosian School, the Armenian Evangelical Gertmenian School, the Armenian Evangelical College, the Armenian Evangelical Shamlian Tatigian Secondary High School) students presented dances,individual and group recitations of Armenian poems, songs, and musical pieces.

At the end of the cultural event, the Executive Director of the Armenian Evangelical Missionary Association, Mr. Levon Filian was invited to give a speech. He confirmed the fact that when 2-3 Armenians come together, they create culture, and build home, school, and church. He greatly appreciated and congratulated the students for the presentations, and he concluded with the following words, "Our mother tongue, our Armenian culture, our Christian forefather's spilled blood, let us keep it, let us uphold their faith".

In the end, Mrs. Sossy Balian congratulated and thanked all those who took part in making this event a successful one. She also thanked the students and their parents, the teachers and the principals. Also, to the mayor of Bourj Hammoud, Mr. Antranig Messerlian, for his support.

The event was closed with prayer by Rev. Soghomon Kilaghbian, the chairman of the Central Committee of the UAECNE.

The choir of the Armenian Evangelical Shamlian-Tatikian Secondary School

Students of the Armenian Evangelical Central High School playing on different types of musical instruments

Joint choir of Anjar & Torosian & AEC

Armenian Evangelical Gertmenian School's students singing

The Sipan Dance Group of the Armenian Evangelical Shamlian-Tatikian Secondary School

Dance Group of the Armenian Evangelical College

Dance group of the Armenian Evangelical School of Anjar

Dance group of the Armenian Evangelical Central High School

A student from the Armenian Evangelical College

A student from the Armenian Evangelical School of Anjar reciting a poem

Mr. Levon Filian, the Executive Director of the AMAA

Ms. Sossy Balian

The closing prayer of the Rev. Soghomon Kilaghbian

Mothers’ Day at Gertmenian

The traditional Mothers’ Day celebration of our school took place on Friday, March 27, 2009 at White Tower Hotel’s Ararad Palace hall. Mrs. Maral Mekhsian the chairwoman, of the women’s auxiliary, welcomed the guest speaker Mrs. Vera Sevadjian, who is the wife of Rev. Hovhannes Sevadjian, the pastor of the Arm. Evang. Emmanuel Church. Mrs. Vera gave wise words of counsel for educating children. She affirmed the importance of teaching children starting from a young age by quoting from the Holy Scriptures in Proverbs 22:6. She further explained that both parents have to agree on the same method of educating and training their children, they have to live as an example to their children rather than simply give them advice and they have to keep their promise to build a relationship of trust. Mrs. Vera concluded her address by urging all those presents to encourage their children to pursue their education.

Following the keynote speaker’s address, and in keeping up with the tradition of the school, the principal, Mr. Sahag Dedeyan, on behalf of Gertmenian School, presented The Mother of the Year award to Mrs. Ellen Sagherian with a gold medal for the many years of dedicated service to the school.

Then Mr. Dedeyan said that he had a surprise. He said that this academic year was the 40th in his service to the Arm. Evang. Gertmenian School. It is also the 40th anniversary of his acquaintance with his wife Mrs. Armine. So he asked Mrs. Armine to come forward and receive a gold medal for her perseverance all these years.

Afterwards, the 5-th and the 6-th grade students presented a song and a poem dedicated to mothers. Then the 6-th grade students performed a beautiful Armenian National dance.

Finally, Ararad Aharonian, the famous Armenian singer, took the stage and entertained the mothers with famous Armenian national songs.


Friday, 29/5/09 was a joint sports day for all of the Arm. Evang. Schools in Lebanon. All of our Elem. 4-6 And Int.– Sec. students headed to Anjar and had different types of games (Basketball for Sec. students & mini football and field games for the elem. Students). The day started with a hymn & prayer and continued with the games. Our school brought home two cups (1st place for big boys mini-football & 2nd place for junior mini-football) and a bunch of medals from the elem. field games. All enjoyed the beautiful sun & nature of Anjar.

Source: Shamlian-Tatikian blog