Prelate Presents Professor Richard Hovannisian with Pontifical Letter of Appreciation

On Saturday, March 16, Professor Richard Hovannisian was honored at a banquet organized by the Friends of UCLA Armenian Language and Cultural Studies, during which was awarded the Narekatsi Gold Medal for his distinguished Lifetime Contribution to the field of Modern Armenian History.

ProfHovannisianLetter2Given that H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, was in San Francisco over the weekend celebrating the name day of St. Gregory Church, His Eminence welcomed Professor Hovannisian to the Prelacy on Friday, March 15, to officially present him with the Pontifical Letter of Appreciation of H.H. Catholicos Aram I.  His Holiness has previously awarded Professor Hovannisian with the “Mesrob Mashdots” and “Knight of Cilicia” medals.

On Saturday evening, Very Rev. Fr. Muron represented the Prelate at the banquet and read the Pontifical Letter of Appreciation.

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