His Eminence Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian–Prelate–expressed his condolences with heartfelt sympathy to Gagik Giragossian–Consul General of Armenia–for the lives lost in the tragic plane crash of Wednesday’s Armavia Airlines flight on its way to Sochi–Russia.
On behalf of the Prelacy Religious and Executive Councils–the Prelate also sent a letter of condolence to President Robert Kocharian–and announced that special requiem services would take place in all Prelacy churches on Sunday–May 7.
At noon on Friday–special requiem services were conducted at St. Mary’s Church in Glendale for the souls of the victims of the plane crash. Representing the Prelate–Very Rev. Fr. Muron Aznikian delivered a message to the faithful and urged them to have a moment of silence at 2:15 PM–the time of the crash–to remember the victims.
Following the service–Rev. Razmig Khatchadourian and Peklar Pilavjian–representing the Religious and Executive Councils of our Prelacy respectively–visited the Armenian Consulate and personally expressed condolences on behalf of the Prelacy to the Consul General and the Consulate staff.