Presentation of Very Rev. Fr. Muron Aznikian’s New Book Held at the Prelacy

On the evening of Friday, December 6, 2013, the Western Prelacy hosted the book presentation of Christian Education Director Very Rev. Fr. Muron Aznikian’s The Christian Armenian Family and Christian Education.  The event was held under the auspices of H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate and was organized by the Board of Trustees of the North Hollywood Parish.  The Prelate presided over the event, joined by clergy members and Executive Council Chair Mrs. Rima Boghossian.

Board of Trustees Chair Mrs. Seta Tarpinian welcomed the guest and invited Mrs. Takouhie Arzoumanian, who would serve as the evening’s Master of Ceremonies.  The MC reflected on the value of the book and invited Dr. Onnik Keshishian to present the book.

A cultural program followed, presented by St. Mary’s Church soloists Rima Garabedian and Vahakn Hovents.

Mrs. Sona Madarian then introduced Fr. Muron and invited him to deliver his remarks on this occasion.  Fr. Muron thanked the Prelate and organizers for their support and efforts, and stressed the imperative of upholding Christian values within our families and instilling them in new generations.

The program concluded with the Prelate’s message.  His Eminence commended the publication of a book on this important subject matter, and that the compiling of writings by Fr. Muron, previously published in the Prelacy’s and Catholiciosate’s publications, can now be made available to families in one complete volume.  The Prelate reminded the guests that His Holiness Aram I had dedicated the year 2004 to the Armenian Family, and on that occasion the Prelacy had highlighted the importance of Christian education and instruction in the Armenian family as a defense against outside influences.  The Prelate also stated that this publication is an invitation for readers to remain allegiant to the values that shape our identity as Armenians and form Armenian families on the foundations of our religious and national heritage.  His Eminence concluded by commending the initiative to make copies of the book available to the public at no cost and allocating donations received to the North Hollywood Parish in support of its plan to have its own church.

The event came to a close with the Prelate’s benediction and the Cilician anthem, after which guests enjoyed a reception hosted by the Board of Trustees.

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