Weekly News – June 7, 2013

PRELATE TO PARTICIPATE IN CATHOLICOSATE
GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN ANTELIAS

VeharanOn Wednesday, June 5, 2013, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, departed for Lebanon where he will head the Western Prelacy delegation at the Catholicosate General Assembly presided over by H.H. Catholicos Aram I.  The Assembly, which will be held from June 12 to Saturday, June 15, at the Catholicosate in Antelias, will examine the four-year reports of the Central Religious and Executive Councils.  Also on the agenda are discussions on the Armenian Genocide centennial, Christian Education, youth activities, Armenian instruction, and ecumenical relations.

Fifteen delegates from the Western Prelacy will be participating in the General Assembly.

In preparation for the General Assembly, on Tuesday, June 4 the Prelate welcomed delegates to the Prelacy to review the agenda and related issues.

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PRELATE ATTENDS “ARARAT HOME” MONTHLY LUNCHEON
SPONSORED BY THE ARS

AraratHomeLunch1On Tuesday, June 4, the Prelate attended the monthly luncheon of “Ararat Home” in Mission Hills.  This month’s luncheon was sponsored by the Armenian Relief Society Regional Executive and individual families in memory of their loved ones.

The Prelate was accompanied by Rev. Fr. Razmig Khatchadourian.

The luncheon began with the blessing of the tables by the Prelate, who also delivered his message on his occasion. His Eminence commended both Ararat Home and the ARS for the love and care they provide to our Armenian brothers and sisters of all ages through their social services, and thanked the ARS and the guests in attendance for their continued encouragement of Ararat Home’s mission to care for our elderly.

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CASPS HONORS ARMENIAN STUDENTS FROM LAUSD

CASPS-LAUSDOn Tuesday, June 4, the 7th annual reception honoring outstanding Armenian students from LAUSD was held at Grant High School.

This event is organized annually by the Committee for Armenian Students in Public Schools, which serves under the auspices of the Prelacy.  The annual reception honoring Armenian graduated from Glendale Unified School District schools was held a few weeks earlier.

Very Rev. Fr. Muron Aznikian represented the Prelate at the reception, during which he conveyed the blessings and congratulatory remarks of His Eminence to the students.

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38TH NAVASARTIAN GAMES VICTORY BANQUET KICK-OFF

NavasartianLogoOn Thursday, June 6, the 38th Navasartian Games and Festival Victory Banquet Kick-Off was held at Leon Bakery and Cafe in Glendale.  Rev. Fr. Ardak Demirjian represented the Prelate at the event.

The Victory Banquet will take place on Saturday, June 29 at the Pasadena Convention Center.  The 38th Navasartian Games and Festival will begin on Wednesday, July 3rd at Birmingham High School and conclude on Saturday, July 6 with the closing ceremony, parade of athletes and scouts, and distribution of championship trophies.

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ARS JAVAKHK FUND DINNER RECEPTION

JavakhkDinner1On Friday, May 31st, a dinner reception organized by the Armenian Relief Society Javakhk Fund Committee was held at the Armenian Society of Los Angeles.  The event, held under the auspices of the ARS-Western US Regional Executive, benefitted the Akhalkalak and Akhaltskha Youth Centers and other programs for the Armenians of Javakhk.

During the reception, Ms. Haigoush Kohler was honored with the ARS Humanitarian Award, and Ms. Dikranoohy Roohinian was honored as a long-time sponsor of the ARS Javakhk Fund

The Prelate attended the reception and conveyed his message, praising the vital work of the ARS and commending the dedicated members and the evening’s honorees for their service.

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