BURBANK–Singing the hymn "Hrashapar," His Holiness Karekin II–Catholicos of All Armenia’s–began the opening ceremony for the Arakel and Shake Aghasarkissian Diocesan Library. Following the reading of the Gospel–His Eminence Archbishop Derderian thanked benefactors Mr. and Mr. Harout Aghasarkissian and Mr. and Mrs. Sarkis Aghasarkissian for their generous support.
His Holiness congratulated the Diocese on the occasion–and conveyed to the faithful in attendance his blessings form the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. He concluded with the Benediction.
Attending the ceremony were Consul General of the Republic of Armenia Gagik Kirakosian–and Aghasarkissian family friend–former Atlanta Mayor Bill Campbell.