News > Far East Armenians > Celebrating 175 years in Singapore
The Trustees of the Armenian Church of St. Gregory the Illuminator Singapore and the Armenian community in Singapore have invited Armenians and friends from around the world in celebrating the 175th Anniversary of the consecration of the first church in Singapore, the Armenian Church of St. Gregory the Illuminator.
Consecrated on 26 March 1836, the Armenian Church of St. Gregory the Illuminator Singapore to this day endures as an important symbol of the strength of our communities worldwide.
More information about the church and community is available here www.armeniansinasia.org
A series of religious and cultural events are planned in Singapore for 26-27 March 2011. The celebrations will be honoured by Armenian dignitaries, and feature a variety of religious, cultural and social events.
The program of events has been announced as follows:
Saturday 26th March 2011
Evening prayers at the Armenian Church, Singapore
Cultural dinner at the historic Raffles Hotel (which was built by Armenians), with a special performance by the Armenian Heritage Ensemble
Sunday 27th March 2011
Sunday morning Badarak (Holy Mass).
Lunch reception in the Church gardens.
Optional excursions before and after the event (depending on demand):
Singapore City Tour: Highlight of the many Armenian contributions to Singapore.
Visit to Malacca: Historic UNESCO World Heritage Sight in southern Malaysia featuring Armenian relics.
Funding: Since the Church is funded solely by support from Armenians living in the region and abroad, the Trustees ask that each participant donate a minimum of $460 USD per person to the Church, to be paid upon arrival. The donation will help defray costs of the event (including food, wine & beverages, other functions during the celebrations. The cost for the above-mentioned optional excursions are not included.
Date: SATURDAY & SUNDAY 26-27 MARCH 2011
Venue: Armenian Church of St. Gregory the Illuminator - 60 Hill Street, Singapore
Trustees & Committee of the Armenian Church of St. Gregory the Illuminator, Singapore: Krikor Basmadjian, Krikor Soghomonian, Pierre Hennes, Ara Hampartsoumian, Arto Artinian.