PRESS RELEASE
Bible Society of Armenia
6/26 Zakiyan St.
Yerevan 375015, Armenia
Tel: (+374 -10) 58.55.09, 56.49.06
Fax: (+374 - 10) 54.24.39
E-mail: [email protected]

August 31, 2005

THE DELEGATION OF CANADIAN CHURCH LEADERS VISITS THE BIBLE SOCIETY
OF ARMENIA

YEREVAN - On August 31, His Grace Bishop Yeznik Petrossian,
the Chairman of BS Board and Archdeacon Hratsch Sarkissian, the
General Secretary of BS received the delegation of Canadian Church
leaders visiting Armenia on the occasion of the 1600th Anniversary
of the Creation of the Armenian Alphabet. Among the delegation
were His Emminence Cardinal Brendan O~RBrien, President of the
Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops; Archbishop Sotirios,
Greek Orthodox Metropolitan of Canada; Archbishop Andrew
Hutchison, Primate of the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns =
"urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Anglican National
Church in Canada; Dr Richard Schneider, President of the Canadian
Council of Churches; His Grace Bishop Bagrat Galstanian, Primate of
the Armenian Diocese of Canada.

His Grace Petrossian and Archdeacon Sarkissian welcomed the guests to
the Bible Society of Armenia. The BS Chairman expressed his joy at
receiving a high ranking delegation from sister churches in Canada.
Discussions were focused on the current status of ecumenical life and
the role of the Bible. The General Secretary introduced the ongoing
translation, distribution projects of the Society. He stressed some
of the latest projects implemented by the BS Armenia, specially the
distribution of the Bibles and other biblical literature to all the
state schools in Armenia.

The Bible Society of Armenia was established in 1991, when the late
Catholicos Vazgen I and representatives of the United Bible Societies
signed a memorandum of understanding regarding the translation,
publication and dissemination of the Holy Bible in Armenia. The Bible
Society of Armenia is committed to the widest possible meaningful and
effective distribution of the Holy Scriptures in languages and media
which meet the needs of people, at a price they can afford. The Board
of Trustees of The Bible Society of Armenia consists of representatives
of the Armenian Apostolic Church, the Armenian Catholic Church and
the Union of Armenian Evangelical and Baptist Churches.

For further information on Bible Society of Armenia and its activities,
call (37410) 58-55-09 or 56-49-06; fax (37410) 54-24-39; e-mail
[email protected]