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Sargis


To go for a walk, play chess, play guitar every Sunday, try to bring one's dream of becoming a lawyer, into reality. This is the daily routine of Sargis, a little acolyte of Ashtarak St. Mariane Church. Other details are told by the priest, his sister and himself.

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The Dream of Hakob


It’s been three years since Hakob’s family is attending St. Mashtots Church in Oshakan. “In the beginning it was so hard to attend a three-hour Divine Liturgy. I didn’t make much out of it. But when I saw Hakob at the altar… Now I understand what we missed before”, - says Hakob’s mother. Everything started from Hakob’s dream... 

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My Palm Sunday


“I was so happy I couldn’t sleep through the whole night. I kept doing vocal exercises”. 
“We sang better than the seminarians”. 
“My big dream to act as soloist on the altar of the Mother Cathedral, came true”. 
On Palm Sunday, the heroes of the TV series “Little Acolytes” were the guests of the Patriarch of All Armenians at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. 

 

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Two Prayers


Roman and Gevorg go to St. Mariane Church in Ashtarak. Gevorg dreams to become a pilot, while Roman – a priest. They have many friends in the Church. Our little acolytes tell how they differ from school and neighborhood boys. 

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Narek


Once Narek found a book of “law”, he read it and decided to become a lawyer; he hated when someone broke the law. But before then, every Sunday, he puts on the Church garment and together with his brother and father – Fr. Vardan Gapoyan, takes part in the Divine Liturgies. 

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Vache


Vache dreams of becoming a priest, to pursue the same way of his father – Fr. Zakaria Avetisyan. The most important thing is to wish, believes Vache, and to pray sincerely, so that your dreams might come true. 

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Erik


On one occasion, after singing in Harichavank, Erik made up his mind to become an acolyte, wear a garment and participate in the Divine Liturgy. In front of the camera, Erik tells us what is he taking home after every Divine Liturgy…

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Edgar


Edgar likes football very much, but he had made up his mind to become a priest despite his claims that he knows about all of the hardships it involves. When he first saw his peers on the altar, he very enthusiastically begged his uncle Father Norayr of St. Sarkis Church in Nork to allow him raise on altar.
First obstacle is overcome…

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Tigran


“If you pray sincerely, your dreams will definetly come true”, - believes Tigran. Attending the Divine Liturgy every Sunday in St. Sarkis Church and reading prayers and psalms in Grabar (Old Armenian) is very important and pleasant for him. His mother feels a great joy to see her son’s love and enthussiasm.

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Three Colors


“Earthquakes happen because of insufficient prayers, that is why I pray much at the altar so that there are no earthquakes”, - says little Spartak. Following the example of his elder brother Samvel he wears garment and every Sunday participates in the Divine Liturgies, while his sister sings in the Church choir. They are the three colors of St. Hovhannes Church in Arinj, all three of them so very unique and interesting.

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Little Soldier


“When I am on the altar, I feel like the little soldier of God”, - says the 12 year old Levon.
He takes part in the Divine Liturgy in the Holy trinity Church of Malatya, and learns sign language at the Sunday school to communicate with his frineds. Levon’s family is happy to see the love and excitement of the boy.

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Psalm of Davit


After the pilgrimage to Jerusalem, little Davit decided to wear priest's garment and participate in the Divine Liturgies. The attendance of the boy in St. Gevork Church of Noragavit was a “contagious” joy for his multi-member family. Davit thinks that becoming a priest is very difficult, but he’s going to give it a try, anyway…