More than 250 friends, supporters and parishioners of St. John Garabed Armenian Church in Hollywood attended the fundraising banquet at the Taglyan Cultural Center benefitting the construction of a new church building. Diocesan Primate Archbishop Hovnan Derderian presided over the banquet.
“The time has come to take on a challenging task of rebuilding St. John Garabed Armenian Apostolic Church. The spiritual shelter of the Armenian-American community in Hollywood requires the full participation of her faithful. Let our collective contribution serve as a model of what is possible to achieve with a generous heart and a lending hand. Let our kind deeds glorify Christ, our Lord,” said His Eminence in his remarks.