On Thursday, December 18, 2014, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, visited Mesrobian School in Montebello to convey his New Year and Christmas blessings and well wishes to the administration, teachers, and students. His Eminence was accompanied by Holy Cross Cathedral Dean, Very Rev. Fr. Muron Aznikian, and Pastor, Rev. Fr. Asohd Kambourian. Retired priest Archpriest Fr. Nareg Pehlivanian and benefactors Mrs. Goharik Gabriel and Zabel Iknadossian participated in the visit.
The Prelate and clergy were greeted by Principal David Ghoogasian, administration members, teachers, and school board members, at the school entrance, where he conducted the blessing of bread and salt. After a visit to Ron and Goharik Pre-School, the Prelate and guests attended a Christmas program presented by the students. Archpriest Father Nareg Shrikian gave a heartfelt and moving historical and personal perspective of the church and school. On behalf of the Mesrobian School family, Mr. Ghoogasian thanked the Prelate for his visit and for his constant care and guidance. The program concluded with the Prelate’s message, who commended the students for the wonderful program they had prepared and conveyed his wishes to all for a happy and healthy New Year and a prosperous year for Mesrobian School. The Prelate also delivered a special message on the upcoming centennial of the Armenian Genocide. The visit concluded with a luncheon.