Weekly News – October 10, 2014

FEAST OF THE HOLY TRANSLATORS AND ARMENIAN CULTURE MONTH AT FORTY MARTYRS CHURCH IN ORANGE COUNTY

HolyTranslatorsSaturday, October 11, 2014 is the Feast of the Holy Translators, and October is designated as Armenian Culture Month.

These joint occasions are celebrated each year at Forty Martyrs Church in Orange County with Episcopal Divine Liturgy and a Book Fair, organized by the parish and Ari Guiragos Minassian School.

Thus, on Sunday, October 12, by the invitation of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, Divine Liturgy will be celebrated by the Prelate of Aleppo, H.E. Archbishop Shahan Sarkissian, who as we reported is visiting the Western U.S. to speak to the community about the situation in Syria. Archbishop Shahan Sarkissian will also deliver the sermon.

Following the Divine Liturgy, the Prelate will conduct the opening ceremony of the book fair at “Gugasian” Hall. There will be a cultural program and presentation of Armenian costumes by AG Minassian students, who will also participate in the Divine Liturgy.

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COMMUNITY FORUM WITH PRELATE OF ALEPPO

On Wednesday, October 15, a community forum with H.E. Archbishop Shahan Sarkissian, Prelate of Aleppo will be held at St. Mary’s Church “Armenak Der Bedrossian” Hall in Glendale beginning at 7:30 p.m. (500 S. Central Ave.)

The forum is being held under the auspices of the religious leaders of the Armenian Apostolic, Catholic, and Evangelical Churches. It has been organized by the Syrian Armenian Relief Fund (SARF) and Syrian Armenian Schools’ Alumni Associations of Los Angeles.

Archbishop Sarkissian will report on the latest developments of the Syrian Armenian Community. There will also be a video presentation.

We invite our faithful to attend this important forum and to hear the information and message of the visiting Prelate on the conditions of our brethren in Syria and how we can lend our support.

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