Weekly News – January 30, 2015

EPISCOPAL DIVINE LITURGY AND MADAGH BLESSING ON THE FEAST OF ST. SARKIS

StSarkisOn Saturday, January 31st, the Armenian Apostolic Church will commemorate the Feast of St. Sarkis, his son Mardiros and their fourteen soldiers who were martyred for their Christian faith. The feast of St. Sarkis is the name day of St. Sarkis Church in Pasadena.

On this occasion, on Sunday, February 1, 2015, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will celebrate Divine Liturgy, deliver the sermon, and conduct the blessing of madagh at St. Sarkis Church. Requiem prayers will be offered for the souls of the first parish pastor Archpriest Fr. Sarkis Antreassian and late Board of Trustees, Delegates, Ladies Guild members, parish and community members. A luncheon will follow at “Andon Andonian” Hall organized by the parish Ladies Guild.

Also on this occasion, evening service will be held on Saturday, January 31st, at 7:00 p.m.

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BENEFIT CONCERT FOR SYRIAN ARMENIAN RELIEF FUND

SARFConcertIn collaboration with the Syrian Armenian Relief Fund (SARF), on Sunday, January 25, a benefit concert organized by Global Arts International was held at the Auditorium of Pasadena City College featuring renowned artists from Armenia performing traditional, popular, and patriotic songs and dances. Prior to the start of the program, the audience rose for a moment of silence in memory of the Avetisyan family who were slain in their home in Gyumri. The program began with the Lord’s Prayer. Rev. Fr. Boghos Tinkjian represented the Prelate and delivered the opening prayer.

In his address, SARF Chairman Mr. John Titizian thanked the guests for their support and encouragement, noting that as with previous fundraisers, the proceeds of the concert would be fully allocated to our brethren in Syria struggling through the endless strife.

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LARK CONCERT DEDICATED TO THE GENOCIDE CENTENNIAL

LARKConcertIn commemoration of the centennial of the Armenian Genocide, on Saturday, January 24, a musical program was held at the Ambassador Auditorium in Pasadena with the participation of the LARK Musical Society. The event was organized by the Armenian Genocide Centennial Committee of the Armenian Evangelical Union of North America and the Armenian Missionary Association of America.
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Titled “Our Light, Our Hope”, the program commemorated the losses of the Armenian people and at the same time celebrated the rebirth and renewal of our nation through faith and courage.

The Prelate attended, accompanied by Rev. Fr. Boghos Baltayan. Executive Council member Dr. Dikran Babikian and Mr. Meher Der Ohanessian were also in attendance.

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CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESE MEMORIAL PRAYER FOR THE UNBORN

CatholicMassIn commemoration of the anniversary of the Roe V. Wade Supreme Court Decision, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles holds a special event each January at the Cathedral of our Lady of Angeles in memory of every life lost to abortion that day in Los Angeles County. By the invitation of H.E. Archbishop Jose Gomez, clergy and faithful from various churches and denominations participate in the commemoration, which this year was held on Saturday, January 24th.

Rev. Fr. Boghos Tinkjian and Rev. Fr. Ghevont Kirazian represented the Prelate.

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