Prelate Welcomes Playwright Hrant Markarian

On Saturday, January 27, 2018, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, welcomed the visit of Dr. Hrant Markarian, playwright, poet, theater specialist, literary critic, director, and actor, who was in Los Angeles by the invitation of the Hamazkayin “Hovhannes Toumanian” Chapter to present a one-man theatrical show dedicated to the 110th anniversary of the passing of Khrimian Hayrig. Dr. Markarian was accompanied by Hamazkayin representatives Mr. Saro Nazarian and Mrs. Tamar Tufenkdjian-Seraydarian.

The Prelate and Dr. Markarian, long-time friends, conversed about Armenian culture in general and their respective service in that regard. Dr. Markarian provided details about his theatrical production dedicated to Khrimian Hayrig, which was held the following evening. On behalf of the Prelate, Very Rev. Fr. Torkom Donoyan, Vicar General, attended. He was joined by Very Rev. Fr. Muron Aznikian and Rev. Fr. Ghevont Kirazian. In his remarks on behalf of the Prelate, Fr. Torkom stated, “We have read and learned about Khrimian Hayrig, however, today, we had the opportunity to sense and experience his spirit and message.”

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