Prelate Presides over Opening of Homenetmen “Massis” Chapter “Jirair and Serpoug Sarkissian” Gym

On the evening of Wednesday, July 1st, 2015, the opening of the Homenetmen San Fernando Valley “Massis” Chapter new gym was held in Canoga Park. H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, presided over the opening ceremony and ribbon-cutting, and conveyed his blessings to the greater Homenetmen family on their latest accomplishment. Rev. Fr. Razmig Khatchadourian accompanied the Prelate. In attendance were gym benefactors Mr. and Mrs. Jirair and Serpoug Sarkissian with their children and grandchildren, members of the ARF Western Region Central Committee, Homenetmen Central and Regional Executives and local chapters, and representatives of sister organizations.

Following the prayer service led by the Prelate and the ribbon-cutting, a short program took place during which Mr. Sarkissian delivered his remarks, commending Homenetmen for the successful realization of this and countless other achievements.

In his address, the Prelate commended the humility and lifelong dedication of Mr. and Mrs. Sarkissian to Homenetmen, for which Mr. Sarkissian has worthily been named this year’s Exemplary Member, and noted that their benefaction of this gym can be regarded as an expression of gratitude for all that the organization has contributed to their lives. His Eminence also noted that the couple has lived their lives in accordance with the Homenetmen motto, as they have elevated themselves through hard work and elevated those around them through their service and generosity.

Remarks were also delivered by representatives of the Homenetmen Regional Executive and “Massis” chapter. A reception followed.

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