GLENDALE–Western Prelate Bishop Moushegh Mardirossian–ordained and bestowed the rank of reverend to Deacon Vazken Demirjian during a ceremony last Sunday at Glendale’s St. Mary’s Armenian Apostolic Church.
In the traditional ceremony–Bishop Mardirossian anointed the deacon with holy water and following a blessing prayer–renamed him Rev. Ardak Demirdjian.
The public had a chance to greet and meet the newly ordained reverend. A banquet honoring Rev. Demirdjian was held that evening at the church’s Armenag Der-Bedrossian hall.
After completing a 40-day spiritual retreat–Rev. Demirdjian will assume his responsibilities at St. Mary’s–and along with Rev. Vazken Atmadjian he will become the church’s second pastor.