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THANKSGIVING LUNCHEON AND CULTURAL PROGRAM AT THE ST. ILLUMINATOR’S CATHEDRAL

 
 

On Sunday, November 24, 2013, after the Badarak, congregation and guests gathered in the John Pashalian Hall to enjoy a Thanksgiving Luncheon and Cultural Program organized by the St. Illuminator’s Ladies Guild. The Hall was filled with anticipation of a delicious meal and an enjoyable program.

On behalf of the Ladies Guild, Mrs. Ani Piranian, Vice-Chairlady, opened the event by welcoming everyone. Rev. Fr. Mesrob Lakissian then offered an opening prayer and Thanksgiving message.
The Thanksgiving meal was a bountiful table of tasty meze, turkey, rice pilaf and pumpkin pie for
dessert.

The cultural program opened with a poem dedicated to the Armenian mothers, recited by Ladies Guild member Mrs. Seta Balmanoukian. Musical pieces were then beautifully performed by St. Illuminator’s Saturday school teachers Meghry Tutunjian on flute, and Maral Tutunjian on violin. Maral Tutunjian also blessed the audience by singing Giligia and Erebouni. A raffle and the auctioning of a lovely handmade blanket concluded the event.

Elizabeth Alahverdian

Fr. Mesrob and Yn. Ojeen Lakissian with Board members Yervand Kasparian, Joseph Vartanian, Antranig Vartanian, Viken Najarian and Lalig Vartanian

Fr. Mesrob and Yn. Ojeen Lakissian with Board members Yervand Kasparian, Joseph Vartanian,
Antranig Vartanian, Viken Najarian and Lalig Vartanian

Mrs. Ani Piranian

Mrs. Ani Piranian

Mrs. Seta Balmanoukian

Mrs. Seta Balmanoukian

Ms. Meghry Tutunjian

Ms. Meghry Tutunjian

Ms. Maral Tutunjian

Ms. Maral Tutunjian

Rev. Fr. Mesrob Lakissian

Rev. Fr. Mesrob Lakissian

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