On May 5, 2019, His Grace Bishop Abgar Hovakimyan, Primate, during the Divine Liturgy, announced that with His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians pontifical blessings, Rev. Fr. David Margaryan, Parish Priest of St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Church of Montreal, has been bestowed the privilege of wearing a Pectoral Cross (Lanjakhach).