Karekin II Blesses Mother Cathedral Foundation Stone

BURBANK–On June 4–His Holiness Karekin II led a procession of high-ranking clergy–benefactors–godfathers–Diocesan clergy and deacons–in a groundbreaking ceremony blessing the foundation stones of the new Mother Cathedral in Burbank–California.

The Catholicos congratulated Primate His Eminence Archbishop Hovnan Derderian and the faithful on the construction of the Mother Cathedral.

On behalf of the Western Diocese–the Primate conveyed gratitude to the benefactors and godfathers for their generosity that made the construction of the Mother Cathedral a reality. The Primate invited the Catholicos to address the crowd–at which time doves were released as a symbol of peace.

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