Prelacy Family New Year and Christmas Luncheon

Each year on the threshold of the New Year and Christmas, Clergy, Executive Council members, Clergy, Councils, members of Prelacy committees, and staff join H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, for a new Year and Christmas luncheon hosted by the Prelacy Ladies Auxiliary at the “Dikran and Zarouhie Der Ghazarian” Hall.

This year’s luncheon took place on Thursday, December 13, 2012.

The luncheon began with the invocation and blessing of tables led by the Prelate and with the participation of clergy members. During the lunch, guests exchanged well wishes to one another and participated in the singing of Christmas and traditional Armenian songs.

Remarks and well wishes were delivered by Religious Council Chair Very Rev. Fr. Muron Aznikian, Executive Council Chair Mrs. Rima Boghossian, Ladies Auxiliary Chair Mrs. Salpi Srourian, and representatives of Prelacy Committees, Board of Regents, Committee for Armenian Students in Public Schools, and staff.

In his closing message the Prelate first conveyed his New Year and Christmas well wishes to all. He thanked the Ladies Auxiliary for hosting this annual luncheon and for their dedicated service throughout the year, and also thanked the members of the various committees present for their service. The Prelate reflected on concerns of the Prelacy and challenges facing the Armenian nation and people, emphasizing that we can overcome any and all obstacles with unwavering will, devotion, and unity. He concluded by wishing that the coming year be free of difficulties and full of good.

The luncheon came to a close with the benediction by the Prelate, and the singing of the Cilician anthem. Guest also received illustrated color prints of the Lord’s Prayer, and copies of Jacques Hagopian’s new book recently published by the Prelacy in honor of the Year of the Armenian Book.

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