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News From the Canadian Armenian Diocese
Bishop Bagrat Galstanian to participate in the Spiritual Supreme
Upon the invitation of His Holiness Karekin II Catholicos of All
Armenians His Eminence Bishop Bagrat Galstanian, Primate of the
Canadian Armenian Diocese will be traveling to motherland Armenia, on
Monday 29th of March 2004, in order to attend the Spiritual Supreme
Council Meetings in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. Due to this
emergency meeting, His Eminence’s pastoral visitations will be
rescheduled after his return from the Mother See.
Unfortunately, Bishop Galstanian will not be able to attend the
luncheon organized by the Archbishop of the Anglican Church of
Montreal, His Eminence Andrew Hutchison to honor the Armenian Primate
Saintly Women’s Day in the Diocese of the Armenian Church of Canada
On Saturday March 20, 2004 Saintly Women’s’ day was celebrated in the
Armenian Holy Apostolic Church Canadian Diocese. Celebrations were
held in Montreal (Province of Quebec) and in Hamilton (Province of
For Ladies Guild Committees in the Province of Quebec the celebration
was held at St Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Cathedral. Present
were the Pastor Rev Fr Vazgen Boyajyan and over 100 women from Laval,
Quebec City and Montreal area. During the Sunrise office of the
Armenian Holy Apostolic Church Rev Fr Vazgen Boyajyan read Bishop
Bagrat Galstanian’s Greeting on this unique occasion. After the Church
service a reception held at Marie Manoogian Hall. This year the Life
of St Sahakadoukhd was presented by Mrs. Verjin Assadourian.
For Ladies Guild Committees in the Province of Ontario the celebration
was held at St Mary Armenian Apostolic Church of Hamilton. Present
were the Primate, His Eminence Bishop Bagrat Galstanian and Pastors of
Ontario Armenian Churches. The Sunrise ceremony of the Armenian Church
was officiated during which, Bishop Galstanian greeted the
participants and blessed them. During the reception followed at the
Church Hall the Life of St Sahakadoukhd was presented by Mrs. Seta
Reverend Father Hayrik Hovhannisyan arrives at Armenian Holy Apostolic
Church Canadian Diocese
It is with deep spiritual joy that we learned about the appointment of
Reverend Father Hayrik Hovhannisyan by His Holiness Karekin II
Catholicos of All Armenians to serve the Canadian Armenian Diocese.
Reverend Father Hayrik Hovhannisyan is a member of the Brotherhood of
the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. Rev Fr Hayrik Hovhannisyan was
born on March 1st, 1975 in Yerevan, Armenian. His baptismal name was
Hovik. In 2001 he graduated from the Gevorkian Theological Seminary of
the Mother See with Honors and was ordained a celibate priest in 2003
by His Eminence Archbishop David Sahakian. He was renamed
Fr. Hayrik. Before his ordination to the rank of celibate priesthood
Father Hayrik Hovhannisyan had served as chaplain at the Defense
Ministry of the Republic of Armenia.
His Eminece Bishop Bagrat Galstanian, Primate expressed his joy on
this occasion and thanked the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All
Armenians His Holiness Karekin II. Fr Hayrik Hovhannisyan will be
attending special university program by the order of His Eminence
Bishop Bagrat Galstanian.
Bishop Bagrat Galstanian in Toronto
Friday March 26, 2004 His Eminence Bishop Bagrat Galstanian presided
over a meeting of the Board of Trustees of Holy Cross Armenian Day
School of Toronto. His Eminence has always been caring in this regard
and pays a very special attention to the role and the mission of
Armenian Schools in Diaspora.
His Eminence Bishop Galstanian celebrated the Divine Liturgy on Sunday
March 28 and headed the Annual Assembly of the Parish of Holy Trinity
Armenian Apostolic Church of Toronto.
The Schedule of His Eminence Bishop Galstanian for the month of April
We hereby would like to present to the Clergy, Diocesan Council
members, Parish councils and faithful of the Armenian Holy Apostolic
Church, Diocese of Canada the Schedule of His Eminence Bishop Bagrat
Galstanian for the month of April 2004.-
March 29-April 5 Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin
April 5- Diocesan Council meeting
April 8- Maundy Thursday Divine Liturgy Ceremony of the washing of the feet,
khavaroom, St Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Cathedral of Montreal.
April 9-Burial of our Lord St Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Cathedral
April 10- Easter Eve meeting with the Christian Education Council Sunday
April 10- Divine Liturgy, Holy Trinity Armenian Church of Toronto
April 11- Easter (Zadik) St Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral of Montreal
April 12- Food Drive (In support of Sun Youth celebrating there “50-th
anniversary” a local charitable organization which helps less fortunate families.
Foods gathered on this occasion will be given to Sun Youth by the Diocese of
the Armenian Church of Canada on behalf of Canadian Armenian community).
April 18- New Sunday, Communion and Blessing of Alex Manoogian-Armen Quebec
Armenian school, Montreal St Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Cathedral.
April 22- Toy Drive (In support of the Montreal Children’s Hospital
celebrating “100 years of caring for Children”. Toys gathered will be donated to
Montreal Children’s Hospital. Bishop Galstanian, Clergy of the Diocese and Youth
council executive will be present).
April 23- Martyr’s Prayer and Ecumenical service commemoration of April 24th,
Armenian Genocide organized by Diocesan Youth Council and ACYOC’s of Montreal
and Laval. The key speaker will be the Archbishop of the Anglican Church of
Montreal His Eminence Archbishop Andrew Hutchison at Saint Gregory the
Illuminator Armenian Cathedral, Montreal.
April 24- Divine Liturgy Toronto Holy Trinity Armenian Church. Toronto Church
leaders and politicians will be present on this occasion.
Divan of the Diocese