On Saturday, May 21 a Deacons' Training Seminar was held for the Central Valley Armenian Churches altar servers. This was the second seminar which was held in St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Church in Fowler. There were lectures, presentation and practices about church services.
Lectures titled "The Life of Jesus Christ as depicted in the Divine Liturgy," "Liturgical Calendar" and "St. Mesrop Mashdots as a Linguist and Hymnologist" were presented by Archpriest Fr. Yeghia Hairabedian, Dn. Steve Adams and the Rev. Fr. Zaven Markosyan, respectively.
After lunch, there were practices and inquiries about the role of the deacon in the Armenian Church.