Primate Celebrant at St. Peter Armenian Church in Van Nuys – Newly Acquired Property Dedicated

Feb 20, 2015 — Archbishop Hovnan Derderian, the Primate of the Western Diocese of the Armenian Church of North America was the celebrant and homilist at St. Peter Armenian Church of Van Nuys on Carnival Sunday (Poon Paregentan), February 15, 2015.
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Clergy Delegation from Canadian Diocese and Eastern Diocese Participates in First Diocesan Clergy Conference of 2015

Feb 13, 2015 — The first Diocesan Clergy Conference of 2015 was held on Tuesday, February 10, on the Feast of Ghevont the Priest and his Companions. Presided by the Diocesan Primate Archbishop Hovnan Derderian, a delegation from the Diocese of the Armenian Church of Canada as well as a representative clergyman from the Eastern Diocese participated in the conference.
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Feast of the Presentation of the Lord to the Temple

Feb 06, 2015 — One of the Dominical and fixed feasts of the Armenian Church is Presentation of the Lord, in Armenian, Dyarnuntarach. It occurs invariable forty days after Theophany, or on February 14. This feast represents an important event in Jesus’ infancy. It is regarded as a scriptural confirmation of His Revelation as God. “Diarnuntarach,” as it is known in Armenian, symbolizes the presentation of the 40 day-old Christ Child to the Temple in Jerusalem.
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