Prelacy Ladies Auxiliary Hosts Traditional Ascension Luncheon

On Thursday, May 9, 2013, the Armenian Church celebrated one of the most joyous and popular feasts, the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ, which occurred forty days after His Resurrection.  There are many traditions associated with the Ascension, dating back centuries.  Within the Western Prelacy, it has become a tradition for the Ladies Auxiliary to host an Ascension luncheon to keep alive some of the practices associated with this beloved Feast.

This year’s luncheon was held at Brandview in Glendale, under the auspices of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, who was in Armenia at the time participating in a meeting of the Canonization Committee. The day began with Divine Liturgy at St. Mary’s Church celebrated by Very Rev. Fr. Muron Aznikian who also delivered the sermon.

The luncheon followed, with over two hundred guests gathered to participate in the festivities.  Ladies Auxiliary member Mrs. Hourig Abdulian served as the Master of Ceremonies.  Mesrobian School Principal Mr. David Ghoogasian presented a lecture about the Feast of Ascension, and young students presented a cultural program.  Guests sang songs associated with the Feast of Ascension and the traditional drawing of lots also took place.

Given that the year 2013 has been proclaimed the “Year of the Armenian Mother” by H.H. Catholicos Aram I, and that Mother’s Day was just a few days away, the Ladies Auxiliary had the beautiful forethought to honor an exemplary mother on this occasion.  Accordingly, Mrs. Goharik Gabriel, was recognized as this year’s “Honorary Mother” and presented with a plaque in appreciation of her service to our Church and community.  Mrs. Gabriel has served the Prelacy for many years through Montebello’s Holy Cross Cathedral and Armenian Mesrobian School, and is currently the Chair of Holy Cross Board of Trustees.  The Prelate’s letter, in which His Eminence commended Mrs.
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Gabriel for her devoted service over the decades to the advancement of the Montebello community, was read by Rev. Fr. Ashod Kambourian.

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