REQUIEM ON THE 26TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ARMENIA EARTHQUAKE
On Sunday, December 7, 2014 the Armenian nation will commemorate the 26th anniversary of the earthquake in Armenia. By the ordinance of the Prelate, requiem prayers will be offered in Prelacy Churches on this day for the souls of the victims. His Eminence will preside over Divine Liturgy at Holy Martyrs Church in Encino, will deliver the sermon and preside over the requiem service.
PRELACY HOSTS ARMENIAN GENOCIDE CENTENNIAL COMMITTEE MEETING
On the evening of Wednesday, December 3, the Prelacy hosted the biweekly meeting of the Armenian Genocide Centennial Committee – Western U.S at the “Dikran and Zarouhie Der Ghazarian” Hall. The meetings are alternately hosted by various community organizations.
The meeting convened with a prayer by the Prelate, who also conveyed his well wishes for productive discussions. Among the items on the agenda were centennial commemorative events and projects, as well as administrative matters.
PRELATE CONGRATULATES ENTHRONEMENT OF METROPOLITAN JOSEPH
On Saturday, December 6, the enthronement of Most Reverend Joseph Zehlaoui as Archbishop of New York and Metropolitan of North America will take place at St. Nicholas Cathedral in New York. Metropolitan Joseph was elected to head the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of North America in July. He previously served as Bishop of Los Angeles and the West for the past ten years, during which time he and the Prelate forged a strong friendship and working relationship.
Unable to attend the ceremony, the Prelate sent a congratulatory letter to Metropolitan Joseph praying for the divine strength and wisdom of the Lord to guide him in his new mission, and for God’s protection upon the Antiochian Orthodox faithful especially in the Middle East.