INDIAN ARMENIANS CELEBRATE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF ENTHRONEMENT OF HIS HOLINESS KAREKIN II, CATHOLICOS OF ALL ARMENIANS

NOYAN TAPAN - ARMENIANS TODAY
NOVEMBER 2, 2009
KOLKATA

KOLKATA, NOVEMBER 2, NOYAN TAPAN - ARMENIANS TODAY. On 1st November,
2009, the Indian Armenian community celebrated the 10th anniversary
of enthronement of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and
Catholicos of all Armenians. The event was held on the premises of
the Holy Trinity Armenian Church, Kolkata. Very Rev. Father Khoren
Hovhannisyan, pastor of Indian Armenians and manager of the Armenian
College and Philanthropic Academy along with chairperson, Michael
Dutt and Susan Ruben and Sunil Sobti, wardens of Mother Church of
Holy Nazareth, Kolkata saw through all the arrangements of the day.

In the morning Fr. Khoren conducted the Divine Liturgy. "By visiting
India, His Holiness expressed his love for the Indian Armenians
and showed that every single Armenian even in the remotest part of
the world is important and dear to him. His Holiness brought love
and spiritual awakening to his flock in India. It is difficult to
express in words the greatness of His Holiness and to speak of his
awe-inspiring presence. My reverence for him is much more than what
words can express," said Reverend Hovhannisyan in his sermon. It
was followed by a special prayer for the long life and health of
His Holiness.

Thereafter the faithful and guests joined Fr. Khoren in the inaugural
ceremony and blessing of a charitable dispensary sponsored by the
Armenian Church of Kolkata. The medical unit is named after "His
Holiness KAREKIN II." It will have a qualified doctor and a nurse
who will attend to the poor and the ailing and will also provide
free medical treatment to them. Later a concert was put up by the
ACPA choir and lunch served to the guests.