New Year and Christmas Celebration at St. Mary’s Church in Glendale

On Wednesday, December 18, 2019, at 7:00 p.m., a New Year and Christmas celebration took place at St. Mary’s Church in Glendale under the auspices and with the presence of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate.

The event began with Bible study conducted by H.G. Bishop Torkom Donoyan, Vicar General, who spoke on the heart of Christmas, the good tidings brought to mankind by the Birth of the Son of God, and noted that this time of year is an invitation for renewal, opening a new chapter in our lives, and reconciliation with ourselves, with God, and with our fellow man.

Next, the Hamazkayin Glendale chapter “Arpa” choir, conducted by Ellips Masehian, presented a series of holiday songs.

The Prelate delivered the closing message, which he began by commending the program participants. Speaking on the upcoming New Year and Christmas observances, His Eminence urged for all to really comprehend and celebrate the joy and true meaning of the season, to praise the Lord, illuminate our spirits with His Light, renew ourselves with His love and peace, and relive in our hearts the gift of His Son and divine mercy. He concluded by conveying heartfelt New Year and Christmas wishes to all.

The lighting of the Christmas tree and manger by the Prelate followed in the courtyard, after which a reception was held at “Armenak Der Bedrossian” Hall.

 

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