Introduction of Rev. Fr. Torkom Chorbajian to our Parish
The sanctuary was echoing with a beautiful new voice as the next chapter began for St. Gregory’s
Church on Sunday, April 3rd. His Eminence Archbishop Anoushavan Tanielian, Prelate, Eastern Prelacy,
celebrated mass and officially introduced Rev. Fr. Torkom Chorbajian to the St. Gregory’s community.
In his sermon, Srpazan Hayr spoke about St. Gregory the Illuminator, whose feast day was celebrated
this past weekend. He talked about the message of St. Gregory which is that we must never give up our
faith in God and Jesus Christ. Despite life’s difficulties which are to be expected, he encouraged us to
celebrate this feast in our daily lives, every moment, so that a serenity, peace and joy will be created in
us – the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Srpazan Hayr said how honored and blessed he was to celebrate the Holy Badarak with us on this special
occasion. He expressed his gratitude to Der Nerses for postponing his retirement and for sharing his
wisdom, experience and vision with Der Torkom.
In his closing, he offered encouraging words to Der Torkom to develop a new kind of leadership to the
church and its organizations. This, he said, is how it will continue to be the church of illumination,
illuminating the minds, souls and hearts of each and every member.
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