A special video tribute reflecting on the history of our school and institution as we approach the final month of our fortieth academic year! Uploaded Apr 29, 2016 by Raffi Wartanian
The "What's New, AGBU?" crew sits down with Principal Avanesian to discuss pedagogy, character, and identity as she reflects on lessons learned during her inaugural year leading the diverse and dynamic AGBU Manoogian-Demirdjian School community.Uploaded Apr 10, 2016 by Raffi Wartanian
The "What's New, AGBU?" team does it again with a thoughtful interview of 4th grade Homeroom Teachers Mrs. Anna Patatanyan. #40yearsUploaded Mar 11, 2016
DHS student Sara Sarkisyan interviews Mrs. Andreassian about the meaning of music as well as its history, appreciation, and value.Uploaded Feb 14, 2016
A special message from the 6th grade congratulating Srpazan, Der Hayr, and the entire priesthood in honor of St. Ghevont (the patron saint of Armenian clergy) and his companions.
"At the dawn of the 5th century, Armenia was an independent nation. Its people had invented an alphabet, translated the Holy Bible and established their first university. lt was during this era, known as the Golden Age of Literature, that a promising young man was ordained a priest. His name was Father Ghevont. He emerged as the most enlightened leader after the deaths of the great illuminators, St. Sahag and St. Mesrob. The St. Leon parish is honored to be the only church in America that bears his name.
In 432 AD, King Ardashes was deposed, exiled and jailed in Persia. The Persians were determined to destroy the Christianity of Armenia and establish their religion of fire-worship. The Persians delivered an official ultimatum. Father Ghevont, chief spokesman, drafted a firm and dignified refusal. The Persians were enraged. Battle was inevitable. The eloquence of Father Ghevont inspired General Vartan Mamigonian to take command to defend the Armenian Christian religion and homeland.
The Battle of Avarair in 451 AD represents the first military battle fought in the defense of Christendom in the history of the world.
On the eve of the battle, Father Ghevont stressed the supreme sacrifice of Jesus, before offering the sacrament of Holy Communion. During the ensuing battle, General Vartan was killed and the Armenian forces collapsed. Father Ghevont walked through the battlefield, administering last rites to the dying. He and other surviving clergy were captured, subjected to unbearable tortures and finally put to death by the sword.
St. Ghevont's courageous spirit, patriotism and devotion to the Armenian Church have been a source of pride and inspiration for fifteen centuries.
St. is remembered two days before Vartanantz Day when St. Vartan and the spiritual victory of the Battle of Avarair are commemorated." -http://bit.ly/1PtX0Xq
WHAT'S NEW, AGBU? is back! DHS' very own Sara Sarkisyan interviews Mrs. Madoyan about her experiences and teaching Armenian and Psychology.Uploaded Jan 15, 2016
In the latest installment of "What's New, AGBU?", the English Department's Ms. Der Ohanessian responds to thoughtful questions from student Arsine Kolanjian on themes including writing, literature, and the journey of academics at the high school and university level.Uploaded Dec 11, 2015
A touching tribute to the beloved Mrs. Arek Momjian for her decades of remarkable and unforgettable service to AGBU Manoogian-Demirdjian School.Uploaded Nov 21, 2015
In the latest installment of WHAT'S NEW AGBU?, DHS student Sara Sarkissian interviews Armenian Language and History Teacher Deacon Hovhannes Gumruyan.Uploaded Oct 28, 2015