Weekly News – May 24, 2013

THANKSGIVING PRAYERS ON THE 95TH ANNIVERSARY
OF THE FIRST REPUBLIC OF ARMENIA

Coat_of_Arms_of_the_DRATuesday, May 28, 2013 is the 95th anniversary of the first Republic of Armenia.     By the ordinance of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, on Sunday, May 26, Thanksgiving Prayers for the republic will be offered in all Prelacy Churches on this occasion.

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

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PRELATE CONGRATULATES MAYOR-ELECT ERIC GARCETTI

EricGarcettiFollowing the results of the Los Angeles municipal elections, on Wednesday, May 22nd, the Prelate sent congratulatory letters to Los Angeles Mayor-Elect Eric Garcetti, City Attorney-Elect Mike Feuer, City Controller-Elect Ron Galperin, and City Council Members-Elect Mitch O’Farrell and Gil Cedillo.

The Prelate congratulated the newly elected officials on behalf of the Prelacy Councils and faithful, and wished them success in their new duties.

In his letter to Mayor-Elect Garcetti, the Prelate stated, “We appreciate especially your unwavering support of the Armenian-American community and your sincere concern and commitment to the welfare of all your constituents.  We are confident that the City of Los Angeles will thrive under your strong and principled leadership.”

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PRELATE CONGRATULATES ARMENIAN GRADUATES
OF THE PASADENA SCHOOL DISTRICT

PasadenaGrad1On Wednesday, May 22, the 24th annual appreciation night in honor of Armenian graduates from the Pasadena School District was held at the Pasadena Armenian Center.  The reception is organized annually by the Pastor and Board of Trustees of St. Sarkis Church.

In attendance were St. Sarkis Church Pastor, Board of Trustees, Delegates and Ladies Auxiliary members, representatives from the ARF “Lernavayr” Gomideh and local sister organizations, Pasadena Chief of Police and Sheriff Department representatives, Pasadena Unified School District Superintendent and members, principals, educators, and parents.

The Prelate congratulated the students on the hard work that led them to this stage in their lives and wished them success in the next phase of their life’s journey.  His Eminence reminded the students that they are all members of one family, the Armenian Church and nation, and urged them to give back to the community by contributing to the advancement of our cause and nation.  In conclusion, the Prelate prayed for the Lord’s blessings, protection, and guidance to be with them as they begin this new chapter.

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