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First Divine Liturgy of the elected Archimandrite

The elected Archimandrite Oshagan Gulgulian, head of the Armenian sect, celebrated his first Divine Liturgy at St. Gregory the Illuminator Cathedral. At the end of the Liturgy, the former head of the sect, His Eminence Archbishop Dr. Avak Asadourian, handed the parish stave to the new head of the sect, wishing him a successful service. The liturgy coincided with the feast of the holy metropolis of Etchmiadzin, where the Archimandrite stressed the importance of unity between the Mother Church and the churches of the Diaspora. After that, the Archimandrite met with the well-wishers at the Archdiocese Hall.The occasion was attended by heads of sects and clergy from several churches, the chairman and members of the central administrative committee of the Armenian sect, representatives of some diplomatic missions, the director general of the Christian Endowment, members of the sub-administrative committees of the sect in the governorates, members of the sect’s associations and clubs, and lots of faithfuls.

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