By Natalie Bryant-Rizzieri - Founder & Executive Director
Our spring newsletter is attached and vailable for your perusal. We hope you enjoy the news about our residents and the people all over the world who uphold them. Thank you for being a part of the circle that surrounds them. By the hands of many, a few are upheld. We are honored and grateful to work with each of you.
The following is an excerpt from the newsletter:
On the Darkest Nights: The Ways We Celebrate
Armenians know how to celebrate and our residents are no exception. On some of the darkest nights of the year, they come together, prepare a feast and open their home to friends. They make special cakes and fruit platters. They decorate the home and light up their corner of 3rd Village. Christmas is celebrated from December 24th through January 6th. By the end of such lengthy festivities, our residents and staff have the satisfying fatigue of being full-hearted. We hope that you were just as blessed this past winter. As if life wasn’t full enough already, our residents also took their handicrafts (many of which were Christmas decorations) to local exhibits (see photo). There they were able to show the community the beauty that is theirs, and the beauty that they have learned to make. They also celebrated with a few trips into the city! It is a gift to be able to create light in the midst of dark seasons. Our staff and residents do this well. They are committed to the practice and each year our traditions grow and develop as a true family’s. As spring is rounding the corner and daylight extends with every passing day, we move toward the outside world and harbor the joys that were cultivated through the winter. Thank you for your gifts and donations which make such joy possible.
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