Weekly News – November 16, 2012

PRELATE TO PRESIDE OVER DIVINE LITURGY AT
HOLY CROSS CATHEDRAL IN MONTEBELLO

– MEMORIAL FOR NATIONAL HERO MISAK TORLAKIAN

On Sunday, November 18, 2012, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will preside over Divine Liturgy and deliver the sermon at Holy Cross Cathedral in Montebello

The ARF Dro Gomideh has organized a memorial for Armenian national hero Misak Torlakian which will take place on this day under the auspices of the ARF Central Committee of the Western U.S.

The memorial will begin at 10:00 a.m. with a graveside memorial prayer at Evergreen Memorial Park (204 N. Evergreen Ave. Los Angeles), led by the Prelate.  Requiem service will follow at noon at Holy Cross Cathedral, also presided over by the Prelate.  A memorial luncheon will follow at 1:30 p.m. at Tumanjian Hall adjacent to the Cathedral.

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PRELATE CONGRATULATES PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA
AND CONGRESSIONAL WINNERS

Following the general election of November 6, this week the Prelate sent congratulatory letters to President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Dianne Feinstein, California members of Congress, State Senators, State Assembly members, and L.A. County District Attorney.

In the letters, the Prelate noted that the Armenian-American community throughout the United States values the long history of friendship and collaboration with our elected leaders, and that we look forward to continuing this relationship and working with our elected leaders on issues of special concern to our community, among them Genocide recognition.

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46TH ANNIVERSARY OF ST. GREGORY CHURCH
OF SAN FRANCISCO

On Sunday, November11, 2012 the parish community of St. Gregory the Illuminator Church of San Francisco celebrated the 46th anniversary of the consecration of the Church.

The Prelate arrived in San Francisco on Saturday evening and had a meeting with the Pastor, Delegates, Board of Trustees, and affiliated bodies.

The Church anniversary was observed on Sunday with Episcopal Divine Liturgy celebrated by H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, who also delivered the sermon.  Parish Pastor Archpriest Fr. Khoren Habeshian assisted at the altar.

The Prelate began his message by first giving thanks to God for the opportunity to collectively celebrate the 46th anniversary of St. Gregory Church.  Reflecting on the anniversary of the Church, His Eminence noted that it is a wonderful opportunity for the community to gather under one roof, as members of one family, to collectively celebrate and commend the endeavors and mission of the Church, to reflect on the achievements of the past and look to them as starting points for even greater accomplishments in the future.  Today is also an opportunity to renew our pledge of service with renewed vigor and vision so that we may reach new heights in our mission, stated the Prelate.  Addressing the Sunday School and Krouzian-Zekarian-Vasbouragan students in attendance, the Prelate stressed that their religious and national education will always remain the top priority, and that as our future religious, national, and community leaders, we will do our best to ensure that they receive the proper values, education, and training to lead our church and nation when the time comes.  He commended the educators for their commitment to the mental and spiritual development and growth of our youth, and congratulated and commended the Pastor, Board of Trustees, Delegates, Ladies Guild, Sunday School, and all affiliated bodies and volunteers for their devoted service to our church and community, encouraging them to continue to serve with renewed vigor and determination, and most importantly with love, unity, and harmony, for the splendor of the Armenian Apostolic Church and the Armenian nation.

The Prelate then turned to the day’s Scripture reading from Luke 8:49-56.  In this passage, we read of a man named Jairus who reached out to Jesus to heal his 12 year old daughter who was at the point of death.  On their way to his house, Jesus was delayed when a woman with a serious illness approached Him for healing.  Soon after, news arrived that Jairus’ daughter had died.  But when Jesus heard this, He responded saying, “Do not be afraid any longer, only believe, and she shall be made well”.

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ARMENIA FUND 20th ANNIVERSARY GALA

On Sunday, November 18, the Armenia Fund 20th Anniversary Gala will take place at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles.  Armenia Fund benefactors will be honored and the keynote address will be delivered by Speaker of the National Assembly of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic The Honorable Ashot Ghulyan.

The Prelate will deliver the invocation.  Clergy, Executive Council members and parishes’ representatives will also be in attendance.

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HUNCHAKIAN PARTY 125TH ANNIVERSARY
CLOSING CEREMONY

On Sunday, November 18, the Social Democrat Hunchakian Party 125th anniversary closing ceremony will take place at Glendale High School Auditorium.  The event featured keynote speaker Dr. Harry Sarafian and performances by a number of artists.

Rev. Fr. Ashod Kambourian will represent the Prelate at the event.

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