Prelate Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian–and Western Prelacy Religious and Executive Councils welcomed its newest parish–the Armenian Apostolic Church of Colorado and the Rocky Mountains Region.
Over the past twenty-five years–Armenia’s in Colorado and the Rocky Mountains region have grown from only a few families into a vibrant community. From the beginning–the Prelacy has responded to the religious needs of all the Armenian faithful in the area by organizing church services and regularly sending clergy to offer the sacramen’s and spiritual comfort.
The community recently recognized the need to establish a formal parish structure–with the hopes of building a new church in the foreseeable future. A formal request was presented to the Prelacy at the beginning of 2004.
The community convened its first membership meeting on March 7. Present at this historic meeting were Reverend Father Vazken Atmajian from Saint Mary’s Armenian Church–Glendale–who officially represented Prelate Mardirossian–and Avo Donoyan–Chairman of the Executive Council of the Western Prelacy.
Leo Donian was elected as the first delegate to the Representatives Assembly which convened in May 2004.
The following parishioners were elected as new Board of Trustees members: Leo Donian–Kalousd Christianian–Kevo Hedeshian–Armen Khadiwala–Misak Nabighian–David Tutunjian–and Vahe Berejiklian.
His Eminence appointed Dr. George A. Leylegian–Archdeacon at Saint Gregory Church of San Francisco–as the chaplain of the new parish.