HE Archb. Bargev Martirosyan visits Armenian Church Canadian Diocese

Contact; Deacon Hagop Arslanian, Assistant to the Primate
615 Stuart Avenue, Outremont Quebec H2V 3H2
Tel; 514-276-9479, Fax; 514-276-9960
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His Eminence Archbishop Bargev Martirosyan visits
Armenian Church Canadian Diocese

Upon the invitation of His Eminence Bishop Bagrat Galstanian, Primate
of the Armenian Church Canadian Diocese the Primate of the Diocese of
Artsakh His Eminence Archbishop Bargev Martirosyan will be visiting
Canada from the 22nd to 29th April 2004.

-On Friday night, 23rd April 2004 Abp. Martirosyan will participate in
the Martyrs Prayer and Ecumenical service to be held at St Gregory the
Illuminator Armenian Cathedral commemorating the 89th anniversary of
the Armenian Genocide. Present will be Montreal Church leaders and
eminent politicians.

-On April 24, Abp Martirosyan will be celebrating the Holy Divine
Liturgy at Holy Trinity Armenian Church of Toronto, where regional
Church Leaders and ecumenical representatives will be attending the
special requiem service dedicated to the victims of the Armenian

-On 25th and 26th April, Abp. Martirosyan will visit the Armenian day
school of Toronto and will meet with the representatives of the
Armenian Community of Toronto.

-Upon the instruction of His Eminence Bishop Galstanian, Primate of
the Armenian Church Canadian Diocese, a meeting will be held on the
27th April, 2004 with the Youth of Greater Montreal Area.

On 28th of April, a special reception will be held in honor of His
Eminence Archbishop Bargev Martirosyan, giving an opportunity to
Armenian Community members to meet with His Eminence Archbishop

His Eminence Abp. Martirosyan has been the spiritual leader of and an
active participant in the war of liberation of Mountainous Karabakh
(Artsakh province of Historic Armenia). His Eminence was one of the
first Armenians to enter Shoushi, the strategic stronghold that was
held by the Azerbaijani forces. Shoushi’s conquest became the turning
point of liberation of Artsakh. Abp. Martirosyan immediately cleaned
up the All Saints (Amenapergitch) Armenian Church of the city and
celebrated the Divine Liturgy, giving thanks to the Lord for the
liberation of the once vibrant Armenian city of Shoushi. The Primate,
Diocesan clergy, Diocesan Council members and faithful are delighted
and honored to welcome His Eminence Abp Bargev Martirosyan, Primate of
the Diocese of Artsakh.