Western Prelacy – Holy Mass and Book Fair in Orange County

October 13, 2006

PRESS RELEASE
Western Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church of America
H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate
6252 Honolulu Avenue
La Crescenta, CA 91214
Tel: (818) 248-7737
Fax: (818) 248-7745
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AT THE ORANGE COUNTY ARMENIAN BOOK FAIR

LET US WALK WITH FAITH AND FOLLOW THE PATH, MISSION, AND TRADITIONS OF OUR
HOLY TRANSLATORS

DECLARED THE PRELATE
On Sunday, October 8, in celebration of Armenian cultural month, the Forty
Martyrs Pastor, Board of Trustees, and the administration of A.G. Minassian
School had organized a book fair, under the auspices of H.E. Archbishop
Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, which took place at `Gugasian’ Hall. On the
morning of the book fair, the Prelate conducted Holy Mass at `Gugasian’ Hall
(due to renovation at the church). Very Rev. Fr. Barthev Gulumian and
Parish Pastor Rev. Hrant Yeretsian assisted at the altar.
In his sermon, the Prelate first gave thanks to God for granting
him the opportunity to be with the Orange County parishioners and to jointly
celebrate Armenian cultural month and to preside over the opening of the
book fair. The Prelate commended the combined efforts of the pastor, board
of trustees, and parishioners in the renovation of the church, stating that
alongside the physical renovation of the church, each and every parishioner
must also be renewed spiritually. He emphasized that the community members
must stand together and pursue not only the physical renovation of the
church but also the renewal of themselves, their community, organizations,
and other affiliated bodies. Only by working together with faith for the
fulfillment of a common mission, can we enjoy the fruits of our service,
concluded the Prelate.
Following Mass, the parishioners headed in a procession to the
hall of the `Armenian Center’, where the Prelate conducted the opening of
the book fair.

The Prelate Visits A.G. Minassian School

On Wednesday, October 11, the Prelate paid an official visit to
Ari Guiragos Minassian Armenian School in Orange County, as part of his
visitations to Prelacy Schools on the occasion of the beginning of the new
academic year. Accompanying the Prelate were Very Rev. Fr. Barthev
Gulumian, Rev. Hrant Yeretsian, and Executive Council Chairman Dr. Garo
Agopian.
At the school, the Prelate was greeted by Principal Mr. Assadour
Assadourian, after which he visited each class where he spoke to the
students about the Armenian language and culture founded by our holy
translators. The students in turn greeted the guests with songs and poetry
dedicated to the Armenian language.
The Prelate then met with the school principal and church board
of trustees, where he received updates on the school’s endeavors and their
future plans. The visit concluded with the Prelate offering his blessings
for a safe year.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

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Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS