Rev. Fr. Mesrob Lakissian was in California for the annual clergy gathering and conference on the occasion of the Feast of St. Ghevont and the Priests that began Monday, January 28 and concluded on Wednesday, January 30.
This year the three North American Prelacies joined to commemorate this holiday, hosted by the Western Prelacy. The conference took place at St. Gregory Armenian Apostolic Church in San Francisco, under the presidency of the three prelates, Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian (Western), Archbishop Oshagan Choloyan (Eastern), and Archbishop Khajag Hagopian (Canadian). Elected to serve as the executives of the conference were V. Rev. Fr. Muron Aznikian and V. Rev. Fr. Meghrig Parikian, co-chairmen; and Archpriest Fr. Viken Vasilian and Rev. Fr. Mesrob Lakissian, secretaries.
Clergy visited Krouzian-Zakarian-Vasbouragan Armenian School where the students presented Vartanantz program. They also visited the Cross on the Mount Davidson. The Cross has been purchased by the council of Armenian American organizations of Northern California and the bronze plaque has been installed at the base memorializing the victims of the 1915 Armenian Genocide. Conference concluded by the Divine Liturgy.