Weekly News – May 23, 2014

MemorialDayOn Monday, May 26, we will join our fellow citizens in honoring the memory and sacrifice of the brave men and women of the United States armed forces who gave their lives defending the values this great nation was founded upon, for our liberty and security.  May God grant rest to their souls and safeguard all the members of our armed forces who continue to serve in the spirit of their fallen comrades.

SardarabadOn Wednesday, May 28, we will join the Armenian nation in celebrating the 96th anniversary of the First Republic of Armenia, to honor the valor of our heroes who bravely battled for and secured the independence of our nation, and to remember our martyrs who made the ultimate sacrifice for love of faith, love of freedom, and love of nation.  May God bless all who labored and labor for the liberation and building of our nation, keep in peace our beloved homeland, and guide our leaders to serve with honesty and integrity.

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THANKSGIVING PRAYERS ON THE 96TH ANNIVERSARY
OF THE FIRST REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

May28Wednesday, May 28, 2014 is the 96th anniversary of the first Republic of Armenia.

By the ordinance of the Prelate, on Sunday, May 25, Thanksgiving Prayers for the Republic and the blessing of the Armenian flag will take place in Prelacy Churches on this occasion.

Requiem prayers will be offered for the martyrs of Sardarabad, Gharakilise, Pash Abaran, and all those who gave their lives for our nation.

The Prelate will preside over Divine Liturgy, Thanksgiving service, and deliver the sermon at St. Sarkis Church in Pasadena.

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PRELATE CONGRATULATES PASADENA ARMENIAN GRADUATES

PasadenaGrads1On Wednesday, May 21st the 25th annual appreciation night in honor of Armenian graduates from the Pasadena School District was held at the Pasadena Armenian Center.  The reception is held annually under the auspices of the Prelate and is organized by the Pastor and Board of Trustees of St. Sarkis Church.

The Prelate attended and conveyed his message to the graduates, offering advice and encouragement as they prepare to begin a new chapter in their lives.

His Eminence assured the graduates that the education and instruction they have received thus far at home, church, and school has given them the preparation and foundation to succeed, and reminded them to always place their trust in the Lord and remain firm in their beliefs and principles, especially in the face of adversity.  The Prelate also urged them to never forget that as Armenian-Americans they are members of one family, and that they have a responsibility to contribute to the advancement of that family, of our churches, schools, communities, and our nation.

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PRELACY “LOUSAVORICH” CHOIR PARTICIPATES IN
7TH ANNUAL ORTHODOX DAY OF PRAISE

OrthodoxPraiseOn Saturday, May 17, the seventh annual Orthodox Day of Praise was held at St. Peter and St. Paul Coptic Orthodox Church in Santa Monica, with the participation of members from the.

The annual event brings together clergy and faithful of the Oriental and Eastern Orthodox Churches for fellowship through hymns and praise, among them the Armenian, Coptic, Syriac, Russian, Serbian, Antiochian, Ukrainian, Ethiopian, and Romanian Churches,

By the ordinance of the Prelate, the Prelacy “Lousavorich” Choir led by Rev. Ghevont Kirazian once again participated in this annual event.

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