On April 5, 2011, the Primate, accompanied by the Very Rev. Fr. Dajad Dz. V. Yardemian, Vicar General, Archpriest Fr. Hovsep Hagopian, and Archpriest Fr. Nareg Matarian, attended the traditional Ararat Home monthly banquet in Mission Hills.
Close to 400 people including members of the AGBU chapter attended the event at the Deukmejian Hall. Ladies Society Chair Mrs. Alice Kavaljian addressed the welcoming message and thanked the Primate for his gracious visit. In his message, the Primate reflected on the Great Lent and the spiritual journey leading to the Victorious Resurrection of Christ, our Lord. He commended the superior work and dedication of the Board of Trustees led by Chairman Mr. Nazar Ashjian.