MONTEBELLO–Special services were conducted at Montebello’s Soorp Khatch church on June 12–by Prelate Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian–celebrating the official opening of a memorial adjacent to the church.
The monument–dedicated to the memory of the late Vartig Garabedian–was sponsored by her husband Raphael Garabedian–who was joined by his children Mr. and Mrs. Armen and Jenny Garabedian and Greg Garabedian at the opening.
Joining the Archbishop–both during the opening ceremony and during mass were Soorp Khatch’s spiritual leaders Rev. Nareg Pehlivanian and Rev. Ashod Kambourian–along with previous Montebello pastors Rev. Nareg Shirikian and Rev. Papken Mauelian.