On March 2, 2017, His Grace Bishop Vrtanes Abrahamyan, Head Chaplain of the Armenian Armed Forces and His Grace Bishop Abgar Hovakimyan, Primate of the Armenian Diocese of Canada, accompanied by Levon Isakhanyan, Diocesan Chancellor, visited AGBU Armenian School of Montreal.
Bishops visited two classes, including the one established by the School to accommodate the needs of recently arrived Syrian-Armenian refugee children.
On this occasion, the kids performed Armenian spiritual and patriotic songs and received blessings and gifts from the Head Chaplain of the Armenian Armed Forces and the Primate.
After meeting the kids, the Bishops held a meeting with the School administration to discuss various aspects related to the Chaplaincy Service of the Armenian Armed Forces.
On March 1-11, 2017, His Grace Bishop Vrtanes Abrahamyan, Head Chaplain of the Armenian Armed Forces, is paying an official visit to Canada on invitation of the Chaplain General of the Canadian Armed Forces, and in collaboration with the Armenian Diocese of Canada, to promote mutual learning about the respective chaplaincies and discuss ways to promote collaboration between the chaplains of Canada and Armenia.