Weekly News – October 21, 2016

PRELATE TO PRESIDE OVER DIVINE LITURGY AT ST. SARKIS CHURCH IN PASADENA

– SUPPORT FOR THE ARMENIAN AMERICAN MUSEUM

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On Sunday, October 16, 2016, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, will preside over Divine Liturgy and deliver the sermon at St. Sarkis Church in Pasadena.

On this day, the Armenian American Museum project will officially be announced in all Churches affiliated with the Western Prelacy, Western Diocese, Armenian Catholic Eparchy of North America, and the Armenian Evangelical Union of North America, to garner support for this important mission and pray for its successful realization.

As reported, there is currently a project underway to build a world-class museum and cultural pavilion in Glendale’s Arts and Entertainment District. For the past year, nine regional organizations and institutions have been working together diligently to bring the vision of the Armenian American Museum and Cultural Center to reality.

To learn more about the Armenian American Museum and to lend your support to this important project, please visit www.armenianamericanmuseum.org

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TRIBUTE TO DANISH MISSIONARY MARIA JACOBSEN

mariajacobsenAn ad-hoc committee known as the Friends of Maria Jacobsen has organized a series of events to posthumously honor the Danish missionary and founder of the Bird’s nest Orphanage in Jbeil, Lebanon who dedicated her life to saving and serving thousands of Armenian orphans following the Armenian Genocide.

The first event, to be held on Friday, October 21st, at Glendale Presbyterian Church (125 S. Louise St.) at 7:30 p.m., is a concert in memory of Maria Jacobsen featuring Maestro Sir Vartan Melkonian (an orphan of the Bird’s Nest and conductor of London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra).

The second event will be held on Sunday, October 23, at Bethania Lutheran Church in Solvang (603 Atterdag Rd.) at 11:00 a.m., and will feature the unveiling of a bust sculpture of Maria Jacobsen.

Both events are being held under the auspices of the Western Prelacy, Western Diocese, the Armenian Catholic Exarchate, and the Armenian Evangelical Union of North America.
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We invite our faithful to attend and join us in paying tribute to a great humanitarian.

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