Blessing of Toronto Armenian Organizations and Associations

It is our pleasure to witness the remarkable work of many Armenian Benevolent & Cultural Associations in Toronto. The individuals who are part of Executive Members in these groups or associations have dedicated their lives to promoting and maintaining the Armenian heritage and our rich culture. Their compassionate assistance to our Motherland Armenia and to disadvantaged families has never stopped.

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With the initiative of His Eminence Bishop Bagrat Galstanian and by the invitation of Rev. Archpriest Zareh Zargarian, the Executive Members of the AGBU (Armenian General Benevolent Union), Tekeyan Association, Bolsahay Association, Armenian Association of Toronto & Marash Armenian Cultural Association were invited to take part in Divine Liturgy on Sunday, February 7, 2010. After the service, the members were blessed by Fr. Zargarian and Fr. Gulyan. 

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The Sermon of the day was dedicated to the Battle of Avarayr and Feast of St. Vartan, a lesson to learn from our ancestors who shed their blood for the preservation of Armenian Faith and identity.

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After the Divine Liturgy all members of Benevolent and Cultural Associations present at church were invited to a light reception hosted by the Parish Council. A representative from each group expressed their heartfelt gratitude to their beloved church and renewed their commitment towards their mutual mission.

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