Prelate Welcomes Professor Ashot Melkonyan

On Tuesday, March 3, 2015, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, welcomed the visit of historian and Professor Dr. Ashot Melkonyan and his wife, who were joined by ARS Regional Executive Co-Chair Mrs. Maral Matossian and Javakhk Fund Committee representatives.

A native of Javakhk, the honored guest was invited to Los Angeles by the ARS to participate in the annual Javakhk Fund fundraising cruise on March 1st, at which the Prelate was represented by Rev. Fr. Boghos Tinkjian. Prof. Melkonyan noted that he will present his lecture on the past, present, and future of Javakhk on Friday, March 6 at Glendale Central Library.

The discussion encompassed matters that pertain to the Armenians of Javakhk specifically as well as general issues concerning all Armenians, and also new developments and challenges as we approach the centennial of the Genocide.

The Prelate commended the ARS members for their efforts in support of Javakhk and Prof. Melkonyan for his scholarly work drawing attention to the plight of the Armenian community of Javakhk, and presented them with mementos.

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