On Wednesday, February 15, 2017, members of the Armenian Ecclesiastical Brotherhood paid their annual New Year visit to the Prelacy to meet with H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, for a discussion on their planned activities for the year. Archpriest Fr. Nareg Pehlivanian joined in the meeting.
The conversation centered on the need to draw the youth to the Church, means of achieving this goal, and the various reasons why the youth aren’t more involved in church and national life. The Prelate referenced His Holiness Catholicos Aram I’s “Year of Renewal” message, which gives valuable insight on the importance of renewal for the growth and progress of our church and nation. The members invited His Eminence to visit their center during Great Lent to lead a prayer service and deliver his message as he does each year.
The Prelate commended the dedication of the Brotherhood members to carrying out their mission, stressed the importance of joined efforts, wished them continued successes, and presented mementos to them.