Saint Sarkis Church in Dearborn, celebrated its 57th anniversary with the presence of His Eminence Archbishop Anoushavan Tanielian. During his visit, Archbishop Anoushavan celebrated the Divine Liturgy and ordained Michael-Armen Kadian, Haig Kadian, Harout Achekian, Mano Achekian and Harout Ashekian as sub-deacons.
We thank the parents of these fine young men for raising such kind boys and keeping them connected and rooted in their Christian faith and Armenian community. Our heartfelt congratulations go to them. May the Lord continue to guide them in His way and illuminate their paths through life.
Following the Divine Liturgy, the church hosted a reception dedicated to the Saint Sarkis Ladies' Guild. The Mistress of Ceremonies was Ms. Knar Topouzian, a graduate of this year's Summer Youth Academy of the Catholicosate of Cilicia. Der Hrant Kevorkian welcomed everyone and introduced the short video presentation of the programs and activities of the Armenian Prelacy. Simone' Topouzian, chairwoman of the Board of Trustees, expressed a few words on behalf of the parish thanking the faithful parishioners for their continued support of Saint Sarkis Church. The Ladies Guild's video presentation and the dedication service was the highlight of the afternoon. The celebration came to an end with remarks by His Eminence Archbishop Anoushavan, praising the active role of the Ladies' Guild in the church, praying for the prosperity of the Saint Sarkis Church and the singing of Giligia.