Weekly News – September 20, 2013

ArmeniaFlagCoatofArmsThe Western Prelacy will be closed on Monday, September 23, in observance of Armenian Independence Day.

As we celebrate the 22nd anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Armenia, we pray for Almighty God to safeguard and keep in peace the Armenian nation and people.

May the Lord’s divine wisdom and guidance be upon our leadership so that they may serve for the progress of our homeland with love, integrity, and courage, for the well-being of our nation.  May His divine protection be upon our brave soldiers defending our lands.

A happy Independence Day to all.

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PRELATE ATTENDS FAREWELL RECEPTION FOR
CONSUL GENERAL OF ARMENIA

ConsulFarewellAs the Honorable Grigor Hovhannissian’s term as Consul General of Armenia in Los Angeles officially came to an end on Friday, September 13, a reception was held at the Consulate General in Glendale to bid farewell to the Consul General and wish him success in his new mission as Ambassador of Armenia to Mexico.

The Prelate attended the reception and conveyed his blessings and will wishes to the Consul General and his wife Victoria.

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ARMENIAN INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATIONS

On Saturday, September 21, the 22nd anniversary of Armenian independence will be celebrated within our community.

On this occasion, the ARF Central Committee has organized a celebration to be held at “Kazanjian” Hall of the “Krikor and Mariam Karamanoukian” Youth Center in Glendale.  Guest of honor, Senator Robert Menendez, will address the community. There will also be a cultural program.

On behalf of the Prelate, Rev. Fr. Ardak Demirjian will attend the celebration.  Executive Council Chair Mrs. Rima Boghossian and members will also be present.

The Consulate General of Armenia has organized an art exhibition by young Armenian artists, the opening of which will be held on Saturday, September 21, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Consulate General in Glendale.

On behalf of the Prelate, Rev. Fr. Gomidas Torossian will attend.

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