Weekly News – July 12, 2013

PRELATE TO PRESIDE OVER DIVINE LITURGY AT
ST. MARY’S CHURCH IN GLENDALE

On Sunday, July 21st, 2013, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will preside over Divine Liturgy at St. Mary’s Church in Glendale, where he will also deliver the sermon.

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ARMENIAN RELIEF SOCIETY 93RD REGIONAL CONVENTION

ARSConvention1On Friday, July 12, the Armenian Relief Society Western United States 93rd Regional Convention convened at the Montebello Armenian Center.

The Convention opened with the Prelate’s invocation and message.  His Eminence was accompanied by Rev. Fr. Ashod Kambourian.  Executive Council Chair Mrs. Rima Boghossian was also in attendance.

The Prelate greeted the representatives of the ARS Central and Regional Executives and the delegates present, wishing for their proceedings to progress smoothly.  His Eminence spoke of the ARS as one of the most vital organizations in the life of the Armenian people, and of the dedicated service and efforts of its devoted members as a blessing to all, to young and old alike, to our beloved homeland, to Artsakh and Javakhk, and beyond.  In light of the “Year of the Armenian Mother” proclamation of His Holiness Catholicos Aram I, the Prelate compared the service of the ARS to that of a doting and nurturing mother, earning the respect, love, and support of all.  In conclusion, His Eminence wished for a productive and fruitful Convention to pave the path to future successes.

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SPECIAL CEREMONY IN HONOR OF DR. MIHRAN AGBABIAN

DrMihranAgbabianBy the initiative of the Government of Armenia, and the invitation of the Consulate General of Armenia, on Thursday, July 11, a special ceremony and reception was held at the Consulate General in Glendale in honor of Dr. Mihran Agbabian, Founding President and President Emeritus of the American University of Armenia.  The reception was held on the occasion of Dr. Agbabian’s 90th birthday and in recognition of his significant contributions to the Republic of Armenia.

The Prelate delivered the invocation and conveyed his congratulatory well wishes to Dr. Agbabian.

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ARMENIAN BONE MARROW DONOR REGISTRY
ANNUAL GALA

ABMDRLogoOn Sunday, July 14, the annual gala of the Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry will be held at the Glendale Hilton, during which individuals and organizations will be honored with awards for their contributions to the advancement of the ABMDR’s mission.

On behalf the Prelate, Rev. Fr. Vazken Atmajian will attend and convey the blessings and message of His Eminence.

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