HTAC Press Office
On Sunday, March 31, 2019 by the invitation of Rev. Archpriest Fr. Zareh Zargarian, Vicar and Parish Priest, distinguished guests: Princess Véronique Murat, spouse of Prince Alain Murat (direct descendant of Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte) and Dr. Helen Vari, Honorary Colonel of the Toronto Scottish Regiment and Co-Founder of George and Helen Vari Foundation accompanied by Ms. Anne Mary Paraghamian attended the Divine Liturgy.
The guests of honor were introduced to the Church congregation by Fr. Zareh Zargarian. Princess Veronique Murat and Dr. Helen Vari expressed their appreciation for the invitation and warm welcoming words.
Dr. Helen Vari, talked about The Chaplain General of the Canadian Armed Forces, Major General Guy Chapdelaine’s recent trip to Armenia accompanied by Bishop Abgar Hovakimian, and Fr. Zareh Zargarian to establish mutual cooperation between the Head Chaplains of the Armed Forces of Canada and Armenia. Dr. Vari spoke highly about General Chaplain’s positive impressions of Armenia.
During his Sermon, Fr. Zargarian talked about the crucial role of philanthropists in society and the important contributions of Dr. Helen Vari to healthcare, arts and sciences, and to veterans and much more. She was appreciated for her extensive volunteering, charity and fundraising work.
March 31st marked the 40th day of the passing of the Armenian General Benevolent Union’s President, Mrs. Louise Manoogian Simone. Fr. Zargarian expressed his heartfelt words about the inspiring life of Mrs. Manoogian Simone and her long years of dedicated service to the Armenian communities around the world and in Armenia especially during the very difficult times. Her and the Manoogian family’s contributions have had a major positive impact in Armenia and the Diaspora.
Following the Church service, the distinguished guests were gathered at the Pastor’s office where they were received by Yeretsgin Naira Zargarian, Mr. Ohan Ohanessian, Chair of Diocesan Council, Mrs. Rosin Imasdounian, Chair of HTAC Parish Council, Mr. Berge Papazian, President of Armen Ontario, Mr. Jack Stepanian Chairman of the Diocesan Board of Trustees and Mr. & Mrs. Ara Boyajian, Mrs. Knar Basmadjian, Board member of Armen Ontario.