Prelate Visits New Honorary Consul in Fresno


On the weekend of November 1, 2014, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, was in Fresno to preside over the centennial celebration of the consecration of Holy Trinity Church. Given that the Prelate was unable to attend the official opening of the new Armenian Consulate in Fresno, His Eminence took the opportunity to pay a congratulatory visit to the newly appointed Honorary Consul, Mr. Berj Apkarian. He was accompanied by Rev. Fr. Boghos Tinkjian and Rev. Fr. Vahan Gosdanian.

Upon their arrival at the Consulate, the Prelate and clergy were greeted by Mr. Apkarian, who gave them a tour of the offices and an overview of the work carried out there. The Prelate commended the opening of an Armenian Consulate in Fresno and congratulated Mr. Apkarian on his appointment. He wished him success in his new duties and presented him with the Prelacy memento.

Mr. Apkarian thanked His Eminence for the visit and for the congratulatory letter he had send on the occasion of the official opening.

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