Manoogian Reburial at Etchmiadzin

To the Editor:

I was surprised to read in the July 18, 2007, issue of Asbarez that the remains of Alex and Marie Manoogian were moved to Armenia and reburied on the grounds of the Cathedral complex in Etchmiadzin. I am not aware that any other lay people have been accorded that honor. Not even Gomidas Vartabed has been given that honor. I guess money can buy anything, especially in Armenia today. Is canonization the next step?

Hagop Arshagouni


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