Armenian Independence Day Picnic

On Sunday September 20, 2015 St. Stepanos Armenian Church celebrated the 24th year of Armenia’s Independence. The festivities started with our flag raising ceremony at the front of the Church alongside Ocean Avenue. This is a tradition started by the Armenian Cultural Club...
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Pot Luck Dinner

On Sept. 13, 2015, the St. Stepanos Women’s Guild held a special fellowship in celebration of the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. The Chairs of the event Marie Haytaian and Ginny Sabonjian  with their committee comprised of Lori Lombardi, Anna Marie Rooney, Sonia...
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St. Stepanos Celebrated Milestones

St. Stepanos celebrated two milestones: the 20th anniversary of the ordination of Rev. Fr. Daniel Karadjian and the ordination of five altar servers. On Saturday evening, June 20, the Rev. Fr. Daniel Karadjian was honored during a banquet in the church hall. Archbishop Khajag...
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St. Stepanos Armenian Church Remembering our Martyrs and Celebrating Their Life

It was a bright and sunny day in Long Branch, NJ on April 24, but the April winds were still whipping their cold whips, trying not to allow us to forget the past winter. Nevertheless, neither the cold nor the wind could discourage Armenians and Americans alike from flocking to...
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New Book

We are happy to announce the publication of the new book: Komitas (1869-1935) Victim of the Great Crime by our parishioner Meliné Karakashian PhD. The book is the researched story of Komitas Vartabed’s development, his immense contribution to the preservation of Armenian...
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A Special Day at St. Stepanos

Sunday, December 29, 2014 was a special day for St. Stepanos Armenian Church with multiple special events. The day included the celebration of the Feast of St. Stepanos, the patron saint of the parish. At the end of Badarak, during the singing of the Hymn of St. Stepanos, Deacons...
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Christmas Kicks Off at the Jersey Shore

Jersey Shore neighbors and parishioners of St. Stepanos Armenian Church in Elberon, N.J. turned out for the annual church bake sale held by the St. Stepanos Women’s Guild December 20 and 21. This year, the addition of a gift auction drew crowds eager to scoop up sweet and savory...
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Armenian American Social Club (AASC) Christmas Party 2014

The Armenian American Social Club (AASC) held its annual Christmas party in the afternoon of December 11, 2014 at the ARTISAN Restaurant, on Hooper Avenue in Toms River, NJ. Aside from being a celebration of Christmas this luncheon was also dedicated to honoring the long-time...
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MEN’S CLUB – FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT

Saturday December 6 th at 5.30 pm we gathered at Sirvart and Kevork Hovnanian Hall at Saint Stepanos Armenian Church in Long Branch for a family movie night and potluck dinner. Contrary to the bad weather we were over sixty guests savoring a lavish dinner of home made food and...
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