Weekly News – December 12, 2014

PRELATE TO PRESIDE OVER DIVINE LITURGY AT HOLY CROSS CATHEDRAL IN MONTEBELLO

On Saturday, December 13, the Armenian Apostolic Church observes the Feast of St. James of Nisibis. On this occasion, we congratulate our faithful bearing the name Hagop, wishing them the blessings of health and peace.

On Sunday, December 14, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will preside over Divine Liturgy and deliver the sermon at Holy Cross Cathedral in Montebello.

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PRELATE PRESIDES OVER GRAND OPENING OF EDGEMONT MEDICAL CLINIC

EdgemontClinicOn Sunday, December 7, the grand opening of Edgemont Medical Clinic in Hollywood took place with a prayer service and ribbon cutting ceremony presided over by the Prelate. Archpriest Fr. Vicken Vassilian assisted in the service. Guests included public officials from the cities of Hollywood and Glendale, Executive Council member Dr. Navasart Kazazian, St. Garabed Church Board of Trustees members, and members of local sister organizations.

The Prelate congratulated the proprietors, one of whom is Deacon Manuk Chulyan, a lifelong servant of St. Garabed Church of Hollywood, wishing them great success in their new venture and in their valuable service to the community.

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ARMENIAN AMERICAN NURSES ASSOCIATION 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

NursesAssoc1On Thursday, December 11, the Armenian American Nurses Association celebrated its 25th anniversary with a dinner reception held at Phoenicia Restaurant in Glendale. Rev. Fr. Vazken Atmajian represented the Prelate at the event, blessed the tables and conveyed the blessings and congratulation of His Eminence to the Association members.

In her welcoming remarks, AANA founding President Ms. Salpy Akaragian noted that it was the Western Prelacy which initiated the establishment of the Armenian American Nurses Association 25 years ago following the earthquake in Armenia. Today, the Association continues to provide valuable services and resources to its members locally and in Armenia. The event also included the presentation of Prof. Isabel Kaprielian-Churchill’s new book “Sisters of Mercy and Survival: Armenian Nurses, 1900-1930”.

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