Monday, November 20, 2006

President Arkady Ghogasian Attends Divine Liturgy and The Ordination of a Deacon

On Sunday, November 19 at 11:00 a.m., the Primate celebrated the Divine Liturgy and delivered the sermon at the Armenian Church of Burbank (Diocese Headquarters), and during the services he ordained Sub-Deacon Vahan Manoogian as a Deacon. Rev. Fr. Arshag Khatchadourian, Pastor of St. James, participated in the ordination services.

His Eminence Archbishop Vatche Hovsepian, Fr.Dajad Yardemian, Fr. Kegham Zarkarian, and Rev. Dr. Fr. Stepanos Dingilian were also in attendance.

Fr. Tavit Zelveyan, Pastor of Burbank Parish, and Fr. Zaven Margossyan, Pastor of Sun Valley and a part of North Hollywood, served at the Holy Altar.

In his sermon, the Primate welcomed the President and wished him success in his mission. At the end of the service, the Primate bestowed upon Jack Hatchikian, a member of St. John Garabed Church of San Diego, the Medal of St. Nerses the Graceful for his dedicated service. Fr. Dajad Yardemian read the Encyclical of His Holiness Karekin II.

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