On Wednesday, March 20, the six-part Prelacy Lenten Program concluded. The lecturer was Maggie Kouyoumdjian, Sts. Vartanantz Sunday School Director of Ridgefield, New Jersey, who spoke on “Lessons from Famous Mothers from the Bible.”
Mrs. Kouyoumdjian focused on eight famous mothers in the Bible, starting with Eve, the mother of all living, to Mary, Mother-of-God (Asdvadzadzin). She briefly highlighted the characteristics of each of the eight mothers and their role in God’s plan of salvation. Then, reflecting on the mothers’ role today, she said, beyond nurturing their children physically, emotionally and intellectually, Armenian mothers need to pass on the glorious riches of our Christian faith and heritage to their children and grandchildren. Concluding, she spoke about how her grandmother and especially her mother were influential Christian witnesses in her life.
On behalf of H. E. Archbishop Oshagan, Fr. Mesrob Lakissian, pastor of St. Illuminator’s Cathedral, who facilitated the six-part Lenten program, thanked everyone for their participation – including the Prelacy Ladies Guild (PLG) and the Ladies Guild of St. Illuminator’s Cathedral, and the Prelacy’s Armenian Religious Education Council (AREC) – and wished them a very blessed Holy Week journey to Easter, reminding them to participate in the coming Holy Week services.
The Lenten program is sponsored by the Prelacy’s Armenian Religious Education Council (AREC), the Prelacy Ladies Guild (PLG), and the Ladies’ Guild of St. Illuminator’s Cathedral.