Diocese newest e-postcards come from kids

Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern)
630 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10016
Contact: Jake Goshert, Coordinator of Information Services
Tel: (212) 686-0710 Ext. 60; Fax: (212) 779-3558
E-mail: [email protected]

April 6, 2004


Dozens of children submitted Easter card designs to the Diocese of the
Armenian Church of America (Eastern) for a contest run through the Sunday
and Armenian schools.

The cards were judged in three age groups: under 10 years old, between 10
and 15, and 15 and older. A winner and runner-up from each age group are
featured on the website.

The first place designs came from: Rina Manucharova, 16, of the mission
parish in Charlotte, NC; Aleksander Manucharov, 12, from Charlotte, NC; and
Ani Hollisian, 8, from the Holy Trinity Church of Cambridge, MA. Each
winning artist will receive a gift from the St. Vartan Bookstore.

Also featured on the website are three second-place e-card designs by:
Elizabeth Demaria, 15, from the Church of the Holy Martyrs in Bayside, NY;
William (BJ) Kress, 10, from the St. Leon Church of Fair Lawn, NJ; and
Michael Manucharov, 8, from the mission parish in Charlotte, NC.

“These colorful designs capture the spirit of the Easter season, when we
rejoice that truly Christ has risen,” said Archbishop Khajag Barsamian,
Primate of the Diocese. “Through our website, we can all share in the joy
expressed by these children’s drawings.”

The winning designs became electronic-postcards on the Diocesan website.
The free cards can be sent via e-mail to family and friends. To send your
free card, click here:

The next design contest is for Mothers’ Day. The designs must be sent to
the Diocese by the parish schools by April 20, 2004. The designs are
blindly judged at the Diocesan Center.

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