December 5, 2013
Archbishop Oshagan will celebrate the Divine Liturgy and deliver the Sermon this Sunday, December 8, at St. Illuminator’s Cathedral in New York City. Following the Liturgy His Eminence will officiate over the Solemn Requiem Service in remembrance of Archbishop Mesrob Ashjian, Prelate of the Eastern Prelacy of the United States and Canada from 1978 to 1998. Archbishop Mesrob passed away ten years ago, on December 2, 2003, during a visit to the United States.
A Baptismal Font dedicated to the loving memory of the late Prelate will be blessed. The Font is a gift from the Ashjian, Seropian, Yessaian, and Papazian families.
Our generation has been chosen to be part of one of the most difficult, but also most exciting, eras in Armenian history. More than ever we need the vision to recognize and act on the responsibilities that have been placed on our shoulders. If we recognize and act on our responsibilities, if we live our faith, then I believe that the future of the Armenian nation is bright.
Archbishop Mesrob Ashjian
“A Message for the New Year” (1996)
Last Tuesday, November 26, His Grace Bishop Anoushavan, Rev. Fr. Hovnan Bozoian, and Rev. Fr. Mesrob Lakissian attended the funeral service for Diramayr Bulbul Barsamian, mother of His Eminence Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Primate of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern). The funeral service took place at St. Leon Church in Fair Lawn, New Jersey. May her memory be ever blessed.
Tomorrow evening, December 6, Bishop Anoushavan will attend a concert of religious music performed by the Shnorhali Chorale, at Holy Martyrs Armenian Church in Bayside, New York
On Saturday, December 7, he will attend a banquet organized by the Erebuni Chapter of the Armenian Relief Society to honor the Mother of the Year, at St. Sarkis Church, Douglaston,  New York.
On Sunday, December 8, the Vicar will attend the Divine Liturgy, Requiem Service, and Dedication of the new Baptismal Font in memory of Archbishop Mesrob Ashjian, of blessed memory, at St. Illuminator’s Cathedral in New York City.
Bishop Anoushavan visited with parishioners of Holy Trinity Church, Worcester, Massachusetts, on Saturday, November 23, and joined with them in supporting the parish’s annual Food Festival. The Vicar is seen here with parishioners and Archpriest Fr. Vazken Bekiarian and V. Rev. Fr. Sahag Yemishyan.
Rev. Fr. Mesrob Lakissian with Dr. Svetlana Amirkhanian, President and Founder of Direct Help for Armenian People.
Rev. Fr. Mesrob Lakissian, pastor of St. Illuminator’s Cathedral in New York City, represented Archbishop Oshagan at the 5th Annual Armenian Youth Talent (AYT) Concert at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall last Sunday. The event, organized by Direct Help for Armenian People,” was dedicated to the 110th anniversary of the birth of composer Aram Khachaturian and the 5th anniversary of the AYT.
Last Friday Bishop Anoushavan, Vicar, and Chris Parnagian, Esq., member of the Prelacy’s Executive Council, attended a celebration marking the 70th anniversary of Lebanese independence.  Lebanon became an independent state on November 22, 1943, when it was released from the French Mandate.
Bishop Anoushavan and Chris Parnagian with the Lebanese Consul General Majdi Ramadan (center) at the celebration of Lebanese Independence Day, November 22, in New York City.
Last Sunday Bishop Anoushavan celebrated the Divine Liturgy and delivered the sermon at St. Stephen’s Church in Watertown, Massachusetts. Following the Liturgy, His Grace offered the special presentation he has prepared commemorating the 50th anniversary of the passing of Catholicos Zareh I and the 30th anniversary of the passing of Catholicos Khoren I. His Grace has been invited to make this presentation by a number of parishes.
Bishop Anoushavan with Archpriest Fr. Antranig Baljian (right), pastor of St. Stephen’s Church, and Archpriest Fr. Vazken Bekiarian, with altar servers and choir following the celebration of the Divine Liturgy.
The clergy with members of the St. Stephen Chorus who performed during the program that followed the Liturgy.
Bishop Anoushavan celebrated the Divine Liturgy and delivered the sermon at St. Gregory Church in Granite City, Illinois, and joined the parish in marking the 59th anniversary of the church. The Board of Trustees recognized the deacons, altar servers, and choir members for their dedicated service, especially during this period when the parish is without a permanent pastor. The Board also recognized Mr. Benjamin Mkrtychyan for his paintings in the church. In appreciation of his work, a special booklet, “The Sacred Artwork of Benjamin Mkrtychyan” was printed and distributed. The book was prepared by Rev. Fr. Stephan Baljian before his recent transfer to North Andover. The Board expressed thanks to Der Stephan for his work that resulted in a beautiful booklet. A portion of the proceeds from the anniversary event is being donated to the Fund for Syrian Armenian Relief.
Bishop Anoushavan with parishioners of St. Gregory Church in Granite City, Illinois. Four members of the “90-plus Club” are seated in the front row near the Vicar.
The Vicar with Janet Haroian, chairman of the Board of Trustees, and Benjamin Mkrtychyan who was recognized for his dedication to the church and sharing his talent and art with the church family.
Rev. Fr. Mesrob and Yn. Ojeen Lakissian, attended the Tekeyan Cultural Association’s Mher Megerdchian Theatrical Group’s 15th anniversary by special invitation. The event took place on Sunday, November 24, at St. Thomas Church in Tenafly, New Jersey. Der Mesrob offered the opening prayer. The artistic program included a performance by St. Illuminator Cathedral’s “Huyser” Ensemble.
Bible readings for Sunday, December 8, Third Sunday of Advent, (Eve of the Fast of St. James (Hagop) are: Isaiah 37:14-38; 2 Thessalonians 1:1-12; Luke 14:12-24.
To the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
We must always give thanks to God for you, brothers and sisters, as is right, because your faith is growing abundantly, and the love of everyone of you for one another is increasing. Therefore we ourselves boast of you among the churches of God for your steadfastness and faith during all your persecutions and the afflictions that you are enduring.
This is evidence of the righteous judgment of God, and is intended to make you worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you are also suffering. For it is indeed just of God to repay with affliction those who afflict you, and to give relief to the afflicted as well as to us, when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with his mighty angels in flaming fire, inflicting vengeance on those who do not know God and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. These will suffer the punishment of eternal destruction, separated from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might, when he comes to be glorified by his saints and to be marveled at on that day among all who have believed, because our testimony to you was believed. To this end we always pray for you, asking that our God will make you worthy of his call and will fulfill by his power every good resolve and work of faith, so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ. (2 Thessalonians 1:1-12)
For a listing of the coming week’s Bible readings click here.
Monday, December 9, is the Feast of the Conception of the Holy Virgin Mary. This is one of the eight feast days devoted to the Holy Virgin Mary in the Armenian Church’s Liturgical Calendar. This feast is always on December 9, and is part of the Church’s preparation for Christmas. The faithful rejoice in the event that celebrates Mary’s conception in fulfillment of the prayers of her parents and nurtured to become the mother of the Messiah. Bible readings for the Feast of the Conception are: Song of Songs 6:3-8; Malachi 3:1-2; Galatians 3:24-29; Luke 1:39-56.

This Sunday, December 8, is the eve (paregentan) of the Fast of St. James (Hagop) of Nisibus. This five-day fast, Monday to Friday, leads us to the Feast of St. James, which is next Saturday, December 14. Traditionally the entire fifty day period of Advent was a period of fasting, similar to Great Lent. In modern times, three week-long fasts are observed during Advent, namely, Fast of Advent (Hisnagats Bahk), Fast of St. James (Sourp Hagopeh Bahk), and the Fast of the Nativity (Dznuntyan Bahk).

This Saturday, December 7, the Armenian Church remembers St. Nicholas the Wonderworker, a fourth century Bishop of Myra, Lycia in Asia Minor (modern-day Turkey). He was a defender of orthodoxy and because of many miracles attributed to his intercession he is called “the wonderworker.” He was a secret gift-giver and is believed to be the model for Santa Claus.

This Sunday, December 8, is the third Sunday of Advent. Advent is a season of waiting for the coming of Christ that gives us reason to live in hope regardless of the many challenges and vicissitudes facing us. John the Baptist is the greatest Advent figure (read Matthew, Chapter 3 and Luke, Chapter 3).
Advent is a good time to think of the needs of others, near and far. Sometimes just a telephone call or a visit can boost the spirits of a friend, neighbor or relative. During Advent we always like to remind you of the need for sponsors for children in Armenia and Artsakh. There are countless appeals especially at this time of the year and this year the plight of the Syrian Armenian community is prominent. We are fortunate to live in a country of bountiful blessings. Even in current sluggish economic times, we have everything we need. And as the admonition rooted in the Gospels, tells us, “To those whom much is given, much is expected.” In that spirit, during this season of Advent we ask you read the next two items and search your heart for the true meaning of Christmas.

During the last two decades, one of the most pervasive tragedies felt by Armenia as a consequence of natural disaster and war was the emergence of a large orphan population. The 1988 earthquake, the war in the defense and liberation of Artsakh, resulted in an orphan crisis on a scale that was unprecedented since the 1915 Genocide. The continuing economic hardship that has faced the vast majority of Armenian families in Armenia and Artsakh has compounded the problem.
More than 20 years ago the Eastern Prelacy began its Orphan Sponsorship Program. In the early years the orphans were all children of soldiers who died or were seriously wounded. Later the program was expanded to include any needy child in Armenia or Artsakh who had lost one or both parents.
We currently have a list of children waiting for sponsors. Once a child is accepted he or she remains in the program until age 18. The annual donation is $225 per child. Sponsors are provided with names, addresses, and other pertinent information about their sponsored child and are encouraged to maintain communications.
During this joyous season when we celebrate the birth of our Lord, what better gift could there be than helping a child? Please consider becoming a sponsor. You can do it online through the Prelacy’s web page ( Go to “Departments” and then to “Armenia Projects.” Or if you prefer to talk to a real person, contact the Prelacy at 212-689-7810 and ask for Sophie.

Financial help for our Syrian Armenian community is needed more than ever. Do not be fooled by the fact that news reports are no longer on the front page. As winter descends on the area, the suffering of the people grows more desperate. Fighting continues, as do kidnappings. The situation is particularly dire for the Christian communities. Mortar shells have fallen in the courtyard of Armenian schools, killing children. The Armenian Catholic Church has been heavily damaged. Homes have been destroyed. Food and water are in short supply. Please give as generously as possible. As it has been said, what is being asked is not charity, it is humanity.

The Fund for Syrian Armenian Relief is a joint effort of: Armenian Apostolic Church of America (Eastern Prelacy); Armenian Catholic Eparchy; Armenian Evangelical Union of North America; Armenian Relief Society (Eastern USA, Inc.); Armenian Revolutionary Federation.
Thank you for your help.
Sunday school staff and students at St. Gregory the Illuminator Church in Philadelphia, demonstrated the true meaning of Thanksgiving and Christmas when on Sunday, November 24th they presented to The Salvation Army a check for more than $1,500 to help feed the hungry on Thanksgiving. Major Robert W. Dixon and Major Hester E. Dixon were on hand to accept the check with immense thanks.
The students take part every year collecting non-perishable food to donate, but this year they decided to do even more. They asked the Board of Trustees if they could pass an extra collection plate for five Sundays specifically for this charitable project.
An acknowledgement letter from the Salvation Army noted: “This letter represents hundreds of hugs and kisses sent on behalf of the 700 plus families who will enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving dinner this year because of your support. The $1558.00 dollars that was raised and the food that was collected will put a great big dent in the cost for those dinners. AWESOME!  Thank you for this offering of love, as well as the prayer support that helps to sustain us as we continue to spend and be spent for the sake of the kingdom of God in Jesus Name!”
Congratulations to the students, teachers, staff, and parishioners who supported this effort.
Sunday school students and their teachers with Archpriest Fr. Nerses Manoogian and representatives of the Salvation Army who accepted the monetary and food donations raised by the initiative of the students.
V. Rev. Fr. Housig Mardirossian and V. Rev. Fr. Magar Ashkarian were elevated to the rank of Vartabed (doctor) last weekend at the Catholicosate of Cilicia in Antelias, Lebanon. The two celibate clergymen were elevated after successfully presenting and defending their theses to His Holiness Aram I and members of the brotherhood.
In his thesis V. Rev. Fr. Housig analyzed the correspondence of Catholicos Sahag II during the years of 1914 to 1936, from the Genocide and the exile of the Catholicosate of Cilicia from Sis to its resettlement in Antelias, Lebanon. In his thesis V. Rev. Fr. Magar studied the Armenian patristic writings on the “Ever Virginity of the Theotokos.”
His Holiness granted them the degree of Vartabed and recommended that they rewrite their theses for publication in a style accessible to lay readers.
During the Liturgy on Sunday, December 1, at the Cathedral of St. Gregory the Illuminator, the celebrant Archbishop Sebouh Sarkissian, Prelate of Tehran, blessed the new Vartabeds and explained the new responsibilities and expectations that accompany the title.

His Holiness Aram I and His Holiness John X Yazigi, the Patriarch of Antioch and All The East, met last night, December 4, at Balamand Monastery, near Tripoli, Lebanon.
The two church leaders  conferred on topics of mutual interest concerning the situation in the Middle East, and especially the situation in Syria and the efforts to bring about peace and begin the process of reconstruction and reconciliation. They pledged to keep in close contact both on a personal and communal level. Accompanying Catholicos Aram were His Eminence Archbishop Shahe Panossian, Prelate of Lebanon, and His Grace Bishop Norair Ashekian.
Patriarch John X was born in Latakia, Syria. He was elected Patriarch of Antioch in December 2012 after the death of Patriarch Ignatius IV.
(Prepared by the Armenian National Education Committee[ANEC])
Birth of Hagop Oshagan (December 9, 1883)
When Hagop Oshagan, one of the foremost Armenian writers of the twentieth century, passed away at the age of 65, he left many thousands of pages of published works in newspapers and many more that were unpublished. In Beirut alone, 33 volumes of published or previously unpublished works bearing his name were published after his death, between 1958 and 2013.
He was born Hagop Kufejian in the village of Sölöz, near Brusa, in Asia Minor. He was a dropout from school and an autodidact, who read voraciously the classics of the nineteenth century, including Dostoyevsky, his inspiration for his novels. He published his first story in 1902, but his literary career started after 1909 in Constantinople. By 1914 he was already known by his literary criticism and his short stories. He became, along with Gostan Zarian, Kegham Parseghian,  Taniel Varoujan, and Aharon, the founder of the short-lived monthly Mehyan, with the hope of starting a literary movement among Western Armenians that was cut short by the genocide.
He was on the Turkish list of targeted intellectuals, but he managed to escape persecution and arrest, and lived in hiding in Constantinople until early 1918, when he surreptitiously crossed the border into Bulgaria, where he married Araksi Astarjian. They would have three children, Vahe, Anahid, and Garo, of which the first two would be writers. (Vahe Oshagan would become one of the leading intellectuals of the Diaspora in the second half of the twentieth century.) They returned to Constantinople after the Armistice. Kufejian started to use the name Hagop Oshagan around 1920 in the newspaper Jagadamard. He became a teacher and continued his literary production. In 1922 he published another short-lived journal, together with Zarian, Vahan Tekeyan, Shahan Berberian, and Kegham Kavafian, but the new attempt at a literary revival was cut short by the retreat of the Allied forces from Constantinople and the victory of the Kemalist movement in Turkey. He left the city, as many other Armenian intellectuals and much of the community did, and moved back to Bulgaria. After 1924, Oshagan worked as a teacher, first in Cairo, then in Nicosia, at the Melkonian Educational Institute, and finally, after 1934, at the Seminary of Jerusalem. He forged his reputation as a charismatic literature teacher, and a demanding literary critic.
Oshagan published two collections of short writings in the early 1920s, but then he focused on his novels. His literary life was defined by the Catastrophe (he practically coined the term Aghed to name the event that had swept over Western Armenian culture in 1915), as he shifted into the literary reconstruction of the lost world. His magnum opus, Mnatsortats (The Remnants), a three-volume novel published in 1932-1934, depicted the life of a Western Armenian family and the complicated Turkish-Armenian relationship on the eve of the Catastrophe. However, he was unable to write a projected final volume where he intended to represent the deportation itself. The first volume of this novel has just been translated into English by G. M. Goshgarian.
He also wrote the “novel of Western Armenian literature,” Panorama of Western Armenian Literature, a monograph that encompassed the period 1850-1915 in ten volumes, of which only the first was published at the time of his death, and the last nine were published in the next quarter of a century.
Hagop Oshagan passed away in Aleppo on February 17, 1948, on the eve of a planned visit to the killing fields of Der Zor. He was buried at the Armenian Cemetery of the city, in an imposing funeral attended by some 20,000 people.
Previous entries in “This Week in Armenian History” are on the Prelacy’s web site (
(Prepared by the Armenian National Education Committee[ANEC])
How Do You Call Him?
You call someone. This means that you tell someone to come to your side, you give an invitation to someone, or you name someone.
These three meanings of the English word call are all covered by its Armenian equivalent կանչել (ganchel).
There is a fourth meaning, very common in English American usage, as a synonym of “to telephone.” Thus, if we mean to say “I called my brother” in Armenian, we should simply say «Ես եղբայրս կանչեցի» (Yes yeghpayrs ganchetsi) and end of the story.
It sounds perfectly right: English call, Armenian ganchel. But it is perfectly... wrong.
Why? The English word is the shortened version of “to call over the phone,” but we do not have this expression in Armenian: we do not say հեռաձայնով կանչել (herratzaynov ganchel), but ... հեռաձայնել (herratzaynel “to telephone/to phone”). This being the case, we are not allowed to shorten an inexistent expression in Armenian (herratzaynov ganchel) and turn it into... ganchel.
You will find yourself before amusing, and confusing, situations. For instance, someone might say in reference to a friend who has been missing for a long time:
«Թիւը գտիր ու կանչէ, խօսինք» (Tivuh kdir oo gancheh, khosink, “Find the number and call him to talk”)
How would you understand this gancheh? Would you phone him to talk or . . . invite him to come to talk? If your interlocutor had said հեռաձայնէ (heratzayneh) instead of gancheh, there would be no confusion.
Some people may think that this mistaken usage is only common in Armenian American speech, but, in fact, the same fourth meaning exists in other languages (French appeler, Spanish llamar, for instance). Therefore, you may find ganchel inaccurately used in many other corners of the Diaspora. Don’t think that because someone knows Armenian better than you, that then he necessarily speaks better than you.
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This Saturday, December 7, is the 25th anniversary of the earthquake that devastated parts of northern Armenia on December 7, 1988. It does not seem possible that twenty-five years have passed since that day when Armenia was in the international headlines for months.
Let us remember and pray for the more than 25,000 souls lost, the thousands injured, and the thousands more who still live in turmoil.
The photo on rthe left of Marineh Nuroyan and her children became the symbol of the 1988 earthquake. The photo on the right is Marineh with her grandchildren today.
Was the message of the earthquake merely to evoke the benevolent offerings of a sympathetic world, or was the true message to the Armenians themselves? The world offered charity to a small and foreign people in a faraway corner of the globe. For the Armenians the message should be to offer charity, Christian charity, to each other. Perhaps the message is, “Begin, at long last, to behave like one nation, to come together to provide each other with the help, comfort, refuge, and solace that a divided people so sorely needs after centuries and centuries of tragedy after tragedy.”  Perhaps the message was one directed to the Armenians themselves. This time the Armenians cannot ask, “Where were you, God?” He was in Armenia.
Excerpt from an editorial/commentary entitled “Where Were You God?”
OUTREACH, January 1989
October 24 to December 19—St. Paul’s Letter to the Romans, an 8-week Bible study program beginning Thursday, October 24, and continuing on Thursdays up to December 19 (no session on Thanksgiving, November 28). Sessions will be presented by Dn. Shant Kazanjian, Executive Director of the Armenian Religious Education Council (AREC). Sessions will take place at St. Illuminator’s Cathedral, 221 East 27th Street, New York City, 7:15-8:00 pm, Presentation; 8:00-8:45 pm, Q/A & Discussion. Registration is required. Register at or contact the Prelacy 212-689-7810, or the Cathedral at 212-689-5880.
December 6—Anniversary celebration by Lowell “Aharonian” Gomideh, 6:30 pm, St. Gregory Church, North Andover, Massachusetts; dinner and program honoring 50-year members Steve Dulgarian and Joe Dagdigian; remembering the 25th anniversary of the earthquake in Armenia; soloist Nina Hovsepian, accompanied by Mary Barooshian. Donation: $20 adults; $10 students.
December 7—Annual Church Bazaar of St. Asdvadzadzin Church, Whitinsville, Massachusetts, will take place at Christian Reform Church, 25 Cross Street, Whitinsville. For information: 508-234-3677.
December 7—Annual Holiday Bake Sale, St. Paul Church, 645 S. Lewis Avenue, Waukegan, Illinois, 9 am to 3 pm. Enjoy authentic Armenian & American pastries and plan to stay for lunch at St. Paul Café. For information or pre-orders, 847-244-4573.
December 7—ARS New York Erebouni chapter presents dinner & dancing honoring the Mother of the Armenian Family, St. Sarkis Church, Main Hall, 38-65 234th Street, Douglaston, New York, 8 pm. Featuring Steve Karageozian and his Band. Full mezze and dinner. Donation $60 adults; $20 children age 5 to 12; under age 5 free. For tickets and reservations: Nayda, 516-739-0805 or Vicky 516-365-0971.
December 7—St. Hagop Church, 4100 Newman Road, Racine, Wisconsin, Annual Holiday Food Fair, 11 am to 4 pm. Come and enjoy Armenian food prepared by the parishioners including pilaf, hummus, cheese puffs, katah, choreg, sari bourma, khurabia, pulled beef sandwiches, plus many other delicious Armenian delicacies. For information contact Denise Lansing 261-672-9265.
December 8—Requiem Service marking the 10th anniversary of the passing of His Eminence Archbishop Mesrob Ashjian, at St. Illuminator’s Cathedral, 221 East 27th Street, New York City. His Eminence Archbishop Oshagan Choloyan will celebrate the Divine Liturgy, deliver the sermon, and preside over the Requiem Service.
December 8—Luncheon Fundraiser to benefit the Armenian community in Syria hosted by the ARS New York Mayr Chapter, 2 pm at Almayass Restaurant, 24 E. 21st Street, New York City. Donation: $75; children under 12, $25. Includes full lunch, wine, and soft drinks. All proceeds will benefit Syrian-Armenian relief efforts. Seating is limited. For reservations: Anais (718-392-6982) or Houri (917-690-3060).
December 12 to 22—“Lost and Found: The Pinajian Discovery,” a special exhibition from the extraordinary discovery of paintings by Arthur Pinajian that were rescued and preserved will take place at St. Illuminator’s Cathedral, 221 East 27th Street, New York City. The limited run exhibition of 25 paintings will feature the artist’s lyrical landscapes and mid-century abstractions. An afternoon reception hosted by St. Illuminator’s Cathedral and Archbishop Oshagan Choloyan will take place on Sunday, December 15, from 1 to 4 pm. Art historian Peter Hastings Falk will discuss the discovery and the art.
December 15—Simply Christmas Concert, St. Sarkis Church, Douglaston, New York.
January 5, 2014—St. Sarkis Church, Dearborn, Michigan, Christmas Eve Concert following the Jerakalouyts Badarak. Concert features Farmington Community Chorus. Reception follows.
January 6, 2014—Ladies Guild of St. Sarkis Church, Dearborn, Michigan, presents Annual Christmas Luncheon and Program in Lillian Arakelian Fellowship Hall.
February 1, 2014—Valentine’s Day Dinner Dance, St. Sarkis Church, Douglaston, New York.
February 2, 2014—St. Sarkis Men’s Club, Dearborn, Michigan, presents Super Bowl Party, at Lillian Arakelian Hall.
February 9, 2014—St. Sarkis Church, Dearborn, Michigan, Book Presentation by Deacon Shant Kazanjian following the Divine Liturgy at Lillian Arakelian Hall.
February 24-26, 2014—Annual Clergy Ghevontiantz Gathering hosted by Holy Cross Church, 255 Spring Avenue, Troy, New York.
March 1, 2014—St. Sarkis Sunday School, Dearborn, Michigan, Poon Paregentan Costume Party for everyone, at Lillian Arakelian Hall.
March 26, 2014—St. Sarkis Ladies Guild, Dearborn, Michigan, Mid-Lenten Luncheon following the Lenten morning service, Lillian Arakelian Hall.
March 28, 2014—Musical Armenia Concert presented by Eastern Prelacy and Prelacy Ladies Guild, at Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, 8 pm.
May 13-17, 2014—Clergy Conference and National Representative Assembly of the Eastern Prelacy, hosted by St. Sarkis Church, Dearborn, Michigan.
June 1, 2014—Ladies Guild Annual Brunch, St. Sarkis Church, Douglaston, New York.
June 1, 2014—St. Sarkis Church, Dearborn, Michigan, Toronto Children’s Choir concert in the church sanctuary.
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