Prelate Awards Serj Samoniants “St. Mesrob Mashdots” Medal on Behalf of His Holiness Aram I at Asbarez 105th Anniversary Celebration

On Sunday, October 20, 2013, the 105th anniversary of Asbarez was ceremoniously celebrated at “Bagramian” Hall in Montebello with the participation of hundreds of friends and supporters of the beloved newspaper.

H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, attended the celebration and conveyed his congratulatory remarks and message.  Executive Council members were also in attendance.

The Prelate highly commended the over century long service of Asbarez to the Armenian community through generations of editors and contributors and its irreplaceable role in Diasporan life.  Thus, by honoring Asbarez, we are honoring all those who serve for our nation and people through the media, said the Prelate.

On this special occasion, on behalf of His Holiness Catholicos Aram I, the Prelate awarded former English editor of Asbarez and long-time community servant and activist Mr. Serj Samoniants the “St. Mesrob Mashdots” Medal, in recognition and appreciation for his dedicated service not only to Armenian media but to the Armenian Cause.

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