Dearborn’s St. Sarkis Church Goes High Tech

A picture of the newly installed screens on either side of the altar at Saint Sarkis Armenian Apostolic Church, Dearborn, Mich.

DEARBORN, Mich.—St. Sarkis Church is inviting the faithful to experience Divine Liturgy in a more inclusive and high-tech way. Inside the sanctuary, screens have been installed to guide parishioners during the badarak with translations into English. 

“This is a new dimension in how our church serves the community,” said Fr. Hrant Kevorkian, who prepared the program with materials provided by the Armenian Eastern Prelacy. “This initiative is an active attempt to ensure we all understand the meaning of our service and engage in the interaction and dialogue that goes on during our ‘Badarak’ Divine Liturgy between the altar and the nave.”

Fr. Kevorkian told the Weekly the new addition was made possible by a generous donation from the Arslanian family and Kuredjian family in memory of Don Diran Arslanian and Hovhannes Onnig Kuredjian. 



Harry Derderian

Harry Derderian is a native of Indian Orchard, Mass and resident of S. Lyon, Mich. He is a member of the marketing faculty at Eastern Michigan University as well as an adjunct professor of business at Schoolcraft Community College.


  1. Bravo to the St. Sarkis church. Some will criticize this
    move. I applaud it. We must find ways to adapt and
    bring the beauty of our Badarak closer to everyone’s heart.

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