Last Sunday, September 15, 2019, the Armenian Church celebrated the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. Following Badarak, a procession of choir members and deacons, followed by Fr. Abraham and the faithful, went out to the church plaza for the traditional Antasdan (Blessing of the Four Corners of the World) service. Afterwards, Fr. Abraham blessed the basil and the faithful approached the cross, kissed it and took some basil for their homes.
On Sunday evening, Fr. Abraham joined V. Rev. Fr. Mesrop Parsamyan, Cathedral Vicar, and many of his clergy brothers at St. Vartan Cathedral for another Antasdan service.
Fr. Abraham and the Parish Council extend their sincere appreciation to the following parishioners for their generous donations towards the basil: Mrs. Arsakui Cetin, Dr. Lynn Cetin, Zarmi Megherian (in memory of Rev. Fr. Vartan Megherian) and Raymond & Betty Tellalian.