On March 10, 2010, the Primate joined by His Eminence Archbishop Vatche Hovsepian, and numerous Diocesan clergy welcomed His Grace Bishop Sebouh Chouljian, Primate of the Diocese of Koukark, Armenia at the Western Diocese.
After the welcoming of His Eminence Archbishop Hovnan Derderian, Primate, His Grace Bishop Sebouh Chouljian was invited to share a few words. The Primate of the Diocese of Koukark expressed his appreciation to the Western Diocese for the warm welcome and informed the Diocesan clergy of the current programs in his Diocese. He also expressed his gratitude for the support the Western Diocese had shown to the "Sister Diocese" of Koukark throughout the years.
His Grace Sebouh Chouljian has been the Primate for thirteen years. The Diocese has 33 new restored churches, monasteries or chapels. He has authority over 250 cities and villages. There are eighteen clergymen serving the Diocese.
In our previous communiqué, we had informed that His Grace Bishop Sebouh Chouljian had delivered the sermon at St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Church in Pasadena, California. With the invitation of the Primate, His Grace Sebouh Chouljian will deliver the sermon at St. Peter on March 14, 2010. On March 21 and March 28, he will delver the sermon at St. John Garabed, Hollywood and the Burbank Cathedral Parish, respectively.
All faithful are welcome to attend and listen to the inspirational sermon.