The 26th National Representatives Assembly –presided over by Bishop Moushegh Mardirossian–Western Prelate of the Armenian Apostolic Church of America–began on Friday at 5:30 p.m.–at St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Church in Hollywood.
The conference evaluated the activities of the Prelacy’s religious–educational and social life and activities; arrived at certain decisions regarding those activities; developed a new budget; and on Saturday evening elected new members to the Executive and Religious Councils.
Members elected to the Religious Council were Father Papken Charian–Father Krikor Chiftjian–Rev. Vicken Vassilian–Reverend Vazken Atmadjian–Rev. Razmig Khachadourian and Rev. Vahan Gostanian. Members elected to the Executive Council were Vatche Madenlian–Hrair Balian–Vahig Dzadourian–Sarkis Kitsinkian–Dr. Hagop Der Megerdichian–Kevork Atmadjian–Garo Avakian–Varoujan Der Simonian and Edward Messerlian.