Mr. Hagop Altounian Receives Catholicos of All Armenians, His Holiness Karekin II’s Order of “St. Nerses Shnorhali”
The 90th anniversary of the establishment of the Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Church parish was celebrated by religious and social functions.
On Sunday, December 2, 2018, Divine Liturgy was celebrated by the Primate, His Grace Bishop Abgar Hovakimyan, assisted by Rev. Archpriest Fr. Zareh Zargarian, Vicar of the Armenian Holy Apostolic Church Diocese of Canada and Parish Priest of Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Church of Toronto. Serving on the altar were deacons Krikor Tozakian, Garbis Cicekian, Roy Kucukatesh, Nurhan Ipekian and Darius Gumushjian. The choir’s rendition of the Liturgy, under the baton of Shahe Altounian and organ accompaniment of Sona Artinian, was very uplifting.
During the Liturgy, Rev. Archpriest Fr. Zareh Zargarian ascended the Altar to the tune of ‘Be Joyful’, carrying the encyclical issued by His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians and addressed to Mr. Hagop Altounian.
His Grace then pinned the “St. Nerses Shnorhali” medal on Mr. Hagop Altounian’s lapel and handed him the encyclical.