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TENTH ANNIVERSARY REQUIEM SERVICE FOR ARCHBISHOP MESROB ASHJIAN

 
 

H. E. Archbishop Oshagan Choloyan, Prelate, will officiate the Divine Liturgy and H. G. Bishop Anoushavan Tanielian will deliver the Sermon this Sunday, December 8, at St. Illuminator’s Cathedral. 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.

«Մեր ազգին համար, մեր եկեղեցիին համար ամէն մէկ հայ անուն է, դիմագիծ է, կեանք է, ապագայ է, թանկագին է: Ամէն մէկը՝ անփոխարինելի արժէք է»:
Մեսրոպ Արքեպիսկոպոս Աշճեան
«Գրական Թերթ» – 2002

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)

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