Last Sunday St. Illuminator’s Cathedral in New York City was filled with parishioners and friends to witness the ordination of Krikor Esayan to the Diaconate. Bishop Anoushavan Tanielian was the celebrant of the Divine Liturgy and ordination service. Assisting His Grace at the altar was Rev. Fr. Mesrob Lakissian, pastor of the Cathedral.
A Requiem Service on the occasion of the 8th anniversary of the passing of His Eminence Archbishop Mesrob Ashjian took place following the Liturgy, in remembrance of the Prelacy’s former Prelate, who served from 1978 to 1998.
At the conclusion of the liturgy, ordination, and requiem services, the faithful were invited to gather in Pashalian Hall where a beautiful buffet luncheon prepared by St. Illuminator’s family of parishioners, was served in memory of Archbishop Mesrob, and in honor of the newly-ordained deacon, Krikor Esayan.