LOS ANGELES—As part of Armenian Cultural Month, 5th grade students at Rose & Alex Pilibos Armenian School created their rendition of Armenia’s most famous churches. From Echmiadzin, Geghart, to St. Hripsime, each one was constructed more beautifully than the next.
With a variety of art materials at their disposal, combined with their limitless imagination, each student built a church with the finest details from the color and texture of the church, the stain glass windows, to the infamous Armenian dome. With this project, each student felt their strong roots in Christianity and it’s connection to our Armenian heritage.
At the conclusion of the project, the 5th grade class presented their final churches to Archpriest Viken Vassilian who was elated at the site of the student’s creations. He emphasized the importance of finding Christ inside our hearts and keeping our Armenian and Christian traditions alive. With the assistance of Mrs. Gassia and Baron Nazaret, they graciously accepted the difficult task of choosing the top three winners. The winners were Patil Yaacoubian, Anthony Minasyan, and Jibid Melkonian.
The diligent and beautiful work of these students was truly inspiring and captivated the spirit of Armenia’s most cherished treasures.