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 large wooden hand carved doors, 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 located adjacent to the balcony. Twelve stained glass windows representing Christ’s Baptism, Resurrection and the Saints of the Armenian Church surround the sanctuary. A large stained-glass mural, above our front doors, depicts the spiritual centers of the Cathedral of Holy Etchmiadzin in Armenia and St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral in Antelias, Lebanon.
A balcony situated above the church entrance is home to our choir, were their melodious voices are heard as if coming from heaven above.
Join us Each Sunday
10:00 am Morning Service
10:30 am Badarak
10:45 am – Sunday School begins