Ordination Ceremony of Acolytes and Endowment Fund’s 10th Anniversary

Ordination Ceremony of Acolytes and Endowment Fund’s 10th Anniversary


On Sunday, October 18, 2009 His Eminence Bishop Bagrat Galstanian, the Primate of the Armenian Church of Canada celebrated the Divine Liturgy with the parish priest, Rev. Archpriest Zareh Zargarian, and the deacons on his side at the Holy Trinity Armenian Church of Toronto.

It was a special day for young Acolytes: Sarkis Mirzoyan, Haigaz Mirzoyan, Nareg Kara-Yacoubian and Aren Kurkjian who have been serving the Holy Altar. By the encouragement and support of Fr. Zareh, they completed special preparation classes led by Dn. Nurhan Ipekciyan.

This was the Sunday their ordination ceremony took place by Bishop Galstanian. It was a joyous day for the clergy, proud parents and family members as well as all parishioners of our church.


On the same day, the 10th Anniversary of the Endowment Fund established by Rev. Archpriest Zareh Zargaria was celebrated. During the Divine Liturgy the donors and the committee members of the Endowment Fund were invited to receive special blessing from Bishop Galstanian.

Special Certificates signed by Rev. Zargarian and the committee’s chairlady, Mrs. Apet were given to the members and donors and Bishop Galstanian extended his appreciation to them for their wonderful work and mission.


A reception was held afterwards at the “Maral Ishkanian” Hall. Mrs. Apet Alpay welcomed the guests and appreciated their support throughout the past 10 years. Bishop Galstanian and Rev. Archpriest Zareh Zargarian delivered their messages and thanked the organizing and executive members for the gathering and congratulated them on this milestone. This was followed by Ms. Knar Basmajian’s report and explanations about the financial section of the group’s work.


We wish all the best for the members of the Endowment Fund Committee and our caring and compassionate donors and supporters; may God bless them and their dedicated efforts.