Executive Director of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Armenian Studies Department Visits the Prelacy

On Friday, January 12, 2018, Dr. Razmik Panossian, Executive Director of the Gulbenkian Foundation Armenian Studies Department, paid a visit to the Prelacy where he met with H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, who was joined by Very Rev. Fr. Torkom Donoyan, Vicar General, Executive Council member Dr. Kaloust Agopian, Board of Regents and Prelacy Armenian Language Revitalization Committee member Dr. Hasmig Baran, and Armenian Language Revitalization Committee member Mr. Jora Manoucherian.

Dr. Panossian was in Los Angeles for a three-day workshop the Gulbenkian Foundation had organized for principals of Armenian day schools with the aim of making language instruction more successful.

After an exchange of pleasantries, the Prelate lauded the Gulbenkian Foundation’s vast contributions in the advancement of Armenian language instruction and the preservation of our mother tongue. His Eminence also gave an overview of the Prelacy’s publications, which encompass Armenian language, history, and Armenian Cause textbooks as well as religious and cultural books, and spoke on the concerns which gave rise to the Armenian Language Revitalization Committee and its planned projects.

Dr. Panossian thanked the Prelate for the meeting and expressed his readiness to assist the Prelacy’s endeavors relating to education and language preservation.

The meeting also offered the opportunity for the exchange of ideas and brought about agreement on a number of preliminary projects.

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