The Ladies Society Central Council (LSCC) organized a pilgrimage to St. Garabed Church of Rancho Mirage on November 30, 2017. Present were Chairlady, Lena Simonian and recording secretary Aida Chakarian. There were also ladies society members from St. Leon Cathedral Burbank, St. Peter Van Nuys and Holy Apostles Crescenta Valley.
The visitors were greeted by Rev. Fr. Krikor Zakarian, Parish Priest in the Church where he performed a short service and gave a short sermon on Luke 22:24-30 where he stressed the fact that as ladies society members we are the leaders who serve best of our capabilities for we are considered the caring mothers of our churches. Continue reading “LSCC Visits St. Garabed”
For the last several months, every first Sunday the church and grounds got filled with the lively and cheerful voices of the children of St. Garabed, as Der Krikor dedicated those special Sundays to the kids and young families of our community. After a special sermon in the Church, children, parents and Der Hayr gathered at Kirkjan Family Hall for arts and crafts related to the Sunday theme, as well as a movie and a delicious lunch prepared by Gary Churukian.
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Alice Safoyan has been an integral part of this community and of St. Garabed Armenian Apostolic Church of the Desert for many years.
After living in the desert since 1983, Alice is now moving to Los Angeles. On Sunday, November 26th, the Parish Council honored her at a “Thanks For Giving” luncheon held at Kirkjan Family Hall. Many friends and family were there to help celebrate Alice’s contributions to the Armenian Church.
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