LA CRESCENTA–Western Prelate Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian Tuesday presided over the first meeting of the newly-elected Religious and Executive Councils, during which the election of the executives took place. During both meetings the letter by His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilcicia approving the results of the elections was read.
The Religious Council meeting convened in the afternoon. Catholicosal Vicar of the Diocese of Kuwait and the Gulf, Archbishop Gorun Babian, participated in the opening of the meeting during which he congratulate the Prelate on his re-election to a fourth term and wished success to the clergy members in their future endeavors.
The tivan was elected as follows:
Very Rev. Fr. Muron Aznikian Chairman
Very Rev. Fr. Barthev Gulumian Vice-Chairman
Rev. Fr. Nareg Pehlivanian Secretary
Archpriest Fr. Vicken Vassilian Advisor
Rev. Fr. Razmig Khatchadourian Advisor
Rev. Fr. Vazken Atmajian Advisor
Rev. Fr. Vahan Gosdanian Advisor
Liaisons between the Prelacy and sister organizations were also appointed as follows:
Sunday Schools – Very Rev. Fr. Muron Aznikian, Youth Association – Very Rev. Fr. Barthev Gulumian, Council of Oriental Orthodox Churches- Very Rev. Fr. Muron and Rev. Fr. Hrant Yeretzian, Oriental Orthodox Sunday Schools – Very Rev. Fr. Muron, Rev. Fr. Razmig Khatchadourian, and Rev. Fr. Ashod Kambourian, Armenian National Committee & Armenian Youth Federation – Archpriest Fr. Vicken Vassilian, Armenian Relief Society – Rev. Fr. Ardag Demirjian, Ararat Home – Rev. Fr. Razmig, Jail ministry – Very Rev. Fr. Barthev and Rev. Fr. Ashod, Ecclesiastic Brotherhood – Very Rev. Fr. Barthev, Homenetmen – Rev. Fr. Vazken Atmajian, Committee to assist distant regions – Very Rev. Fr. Muron, Northern California Contact – Rev. Fr. Avedis Torossian, Hamazkayin – Rev. Fr. Khoren Babochian, Davidian and Mariamian Educational Foundation – Rev. Fr. Gomidas Torossian, Armenia Fund – Rev. Fr. Vazken, CASPS – Rev. Fr. Vazken, Rev. Fr. Ardag, and Rev. Fr. Gomidas Torossian, Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry – Rev. Fr. Vazken.
The Executive Council meeting took place in the evening with the participation of Central Executive Council member Khajag Dikijian. They elected their tivan as follows:
Dr. Garo Agopian Chairman
Garo Avakian Vice-Chairman
Vahe Hovaguimian Secretary
Meher Der Ohanessian Treasurer
Nerses Melkonian Advisor
Varoujan Der Simonian Advisor
Navasart Kazazian Advisor
Levon Kirakosian, Esq. Advisor
Vahrij Pilavjian Advisor
Garo Eshgian Advisor
Khatchig Yeretzian Advisor