Under the auspices of His Eminence Bishop Bagrat Galstanian, and organized by the Christian Education and Youth Ministry of the Diocese, the Annual Conference for training of the Deacons of the Church was held in Montreal from May 27- 29, 2011.
Ten deacons led by Reverend Archpriest Fr. Zareh Zargaryan arrived from Toronto to Montreal. The first day began with prayer and the blessings of Primate Galstanian followed by dinner at St. Gregory the Illuminator Church. In the evening the group visited St. Joseph Oratory where they sang hymns of the Armenian Church.
On the second day, Deacon Vaughan Zargaryan, Maestro of the St. Gregory Church Choir, conducted a rehearsal to practice spiritual chants of the Holy Badarak. On the same day, the group also had the opportunity to visit Notre Dame Cathedral, and spend some time at the Old Port of Montreal. In the evening, Deacon Darius organized a Bible Study and talked about the importance of Christian faith in human life. There was a presentation of the documentary movie, From Ararat to Zion, for their enjoyment.
On Sunday morning, all the Deacons celebrated Holy Liturgy Service at Soorp Khach Church of Laval, after which they departed to return to Toronto, all highly enthusiastic and excited from the experience of the weekend.