Spiritual Concert in Memory of Archbs. Ayvazian, Ashjianm Aznavorian

His Eminence Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian
Prelate of Western Prelacy
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La Crescenta, CA 91214
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The Christian Education Department of the Western Prelacy of the
Armenian Apostolic Church of America held a spiritual concert on
Wednesday, July 14,2004 at the St. Marys Church in Glendale. The
unique cultural event was dedicated to the memory of three members of
the Holy See of the Great House of Cilicia, Archbishops Sahag
Ayvazian, Mesrob Ashjian and Zareh Aznavorian who had passed lately.

The concert was held under the auspices of His Eminence Archbishop
Moushegh Mardirossian, the Prelate. Present were the representatives
of the Central Executive of the Holy See, Prelacy Council members,
Parish Boards representatives and hundreds of faithful parishioners
who had gathered to pay their respect in memory of the Archbishops.

The evening started with the Lord’s prayer. Very Rev. Fr. Vrouyr
Demirdjian introduced the program and the speaker of the event
Mr. Garo Bedrossian, a well known educator. Mr. Bedrossian and Arch
Ayvazian had been classmates in the Seminary of the Holy See in
Antilias. He had also collaborated with the Archbishops Ashjian and
Aznavorian as educators. He spoke about his experiences and the legacy
of the three Archbishops stressing that they had served the Armenian
Church and the nation deservedly and left a tremendous cultural and
spiritual inheritance to the new generation.

The program continued with a series of contemporary spiritual songs by
a young artist, Salpy Keleshian from Beirut, Lebanon. Many of the
songs were newly composed works of Armenian artists and were delivered
by the singer in an atmosphere of spiritual enlightenment.

At the end of the concert, His Eminence the Prelate delivered his
message. He highlighted the life long mission of his spiritual
brothers and thankedMr. Garo Bedrossian and Salpy Keleshian for their
part in the program.

The event was concluded by a benediction by the Prelate and the song
`Cilicia ‘.