Sts. Vartanantz Church
was founded in 1957 and the Church was consecrated on May 2, 1959. Affiliated with the Catholicate of Cilicia, Sts. Vartanantz was established in 1957 by the petition of parishioners in Northern New Jersey, who wanted to have their own church. The Church was named Sts. Vartanantz to commemorate the heroic struggle of its patron saints. In 451 the Armenian army led by Vartan Mamigonian, fought against the fire-worshipping King Yazgert, who wanted to force the Armenians to turn back from their Christian faith.

Our Church is a beautiful brick building with a large wooden hand carved door, opening into a vestibule with two stained glass windows. There is a small office in the vestibule and another larger office with three stained glass windows. A balcony situated above the church entrance was originally used for the Church Choir, is now used for the congregation.The large stained glass windows represent both spiritual centers, the cathedral of Holy Etchmiadzin in Armenia and the cathedral of St Gregory the Illuminator of Antelias. Inside the Church there are 12 windows representing Christ’s Baptism and Resurrection and the saints of the Armenian Church.

 

Pastor: Reverend Father Hovnan Bozoian

Rev. Father Hovnan Bozoian was ordained in November 2004 after completing his studies at the Theological Seminary of the Holy See of Cilicia. He joined the Sts Vartanantz church community in August 2006.

 


Board of Trustees (Hokapartsutiun)

Chairman
HRATCH MESROBIAN

Vice- Chairman
VAROUJAN VARTANIAN

Treasurer
DAVID AYNEJIAN

Secretary
PETER JELALIAN

Advisors
ARAM HAROUTUNIAN
HAGOP TEKEYAN
MHER AZAZIAN
GARO KHATCHADOURIAN
Saturday & Sunday Schools Liaison
NORA SARAJIAN

 DELEGATES
SARKIS OHANESSIAN
STEPAN STEPANIAN
VARTIVAR KESHISHIAN
RICHARD SARAJIAN
HAROUT MISSERLIAN
DR.VAHAN KOUYOUMDJIAN

Ladies Guild
Margo Dinkjian
Bea Movsesian

Men’s Club
Noubar Boyajian

Sunday School directors
Maggie Kouyoumjian

Nareg School
Knar Apkarian

Endowment Fund Committee
Avedis Movsesian (Chairman)
Richard Krikorian

Sts. Vartanantz Armenian Apostolic Church
461 Bergen Boulevard, Ridgefield, NJ 07657
tel: 201.943.2950 fax: 201.943.6283