Weekly News – August 9, 2013

EPISCOPAL DIVINE LITURGY IN FRESNO ON THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY
OF THE GRAPE BLESSING AND FESTIVAL

FresnoFestivalOn Sunday, August 11, 2013, the Fresno Armenian community will celebrate an important milestone, the 100th anniversary of the traditional Blessing of the Grapes and Festival, which is held each year on the eve of the Feast of the Assumption of the Holy Mother of God.

On this occasion, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will celebrate Divine Liturgy and conduct the Blessing of the Grapes ceremony.  The service will be followed by the festival, which is sponsored by Holy Trinity Men’s Society.

The day will begin with Divine Liturgy at 10:00 a.m., followed by the blessing of grapes at 11:30 a.m., and the festival at noon.

All services will be held at the California Armenian Home, located at 6720 E. Kings Canyon Rd. in Fresno.

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DIVINE LITURGY AND BLESSING OF GRAPES AT ARARAT HOME
ON THE FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION

GrapesIn keeping with long-standing tradition, on Thursday, August 15, the Feast of the Assumption of the Holy Mother of God will be celebrated at Ararat Home with Divine Liturgy and the Blessing of Grapes.

The day will begin with the blessing of the grapes at the nursing facility, led by the Prelate and with the participation of clergy members.  Divine Liturgy will follow at the Sheen Chapel, celebrated by Forty Martyrs Church Pastor Rev. Fr. Karekin Bedourian, who will also deliver the sermon.

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BLESSING OF GRAPES AT GLENDALE ADVENTIST HOSPITAL ON THE FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION

For over two decades, on the occasion of the Feast of the Assumption, pastors and deacons of St. Mary’s Church visit Glendale Adventist Hospital where conduct a prayer service and the blessing of the grapes at the chapel.  The pastors also visit patient rooms and bless the patients, offering prayers for healing and good health.

This year’s service will be held on Wednesday, August 14, presided over by the Prelate.

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BIRTHDAY RECEPTION IN HONOR OF
SUPERVISOR MICHAEL ANTONOVICH

SupervisorAntonovichBirthdayOn Wednesday, August 7, a special reception was at Holy Cross Cathedral “Bagramian” Hall celebrating Supervisor Michael Antonovich’s birthday.  Holy Cross Cathedral Dean Very Rev. Fr. Muron Aznikian attended and conveyed the Prelate’s blessings and well wishes.

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PRELACY PARTICIPATES IN SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
EXECUTIVE CLERGY COUNCIL MEETING

RafiSheriff'sMeetingAugustBy the invitation of Sheriff Lee Baca, on Tuesday, August 6,  the second Executive Clergy Council Meeting of the year was held at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Chaplain Rafi Garabedian attended the meeting representing the Western Prelacy.

The meeting began with the invocation and Pledge of Allegiance.  Assistant Sheriff Cecil Rhambo welcomed the participants representing all faiths in the Los Angeles area.  Reports were given on upcoming projects and events and Sheriff Baca delivered his message and words of wisdom to the attendees.

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