HOLLYWOOD — More than 300 faithful including benefactors, Godfathers, community leaders and supporters of the Western Diocese attended the presentation of the Primate’s newest book on October 17, 2013. Held at the Taglyan Cultural Complex, the event was sponsored by Diocesan benefactors Drs. Petros and Karine Taglyan and was dedicated in memory of the late Dr. Yeghia Taglyan.

St. Leon Armenian Cathedral’s “Little Angels Saturday School” Principal Deacon Hovhannes Gumruyan delivered the welcoming remarks. St. John Garabed Pastor Archpriest Fr. Manoug Markarian thanked His Eminence and the Taglyan family for making the making the memorable event possible. Father Manoug reflected on Dr. Yeghia Taglyan’s valuable contributions to St. John Garabed Armenian Church and the Western Diocese alike.

The book’s presenter was the Librarian and Ecumenical and Inter-religious Officer of the Western Diocese Hayk Madoyan.

The Primate fondly recalled the humble spirit and committed service of Dr. Yeghia Taglyan and noted that he greatly valued Dr. Yeghia’s friendship. His Eminence thanked Diocesan benefactors Drs. Petros and Karine Taglyan for sponsoring the event and honoring the lasting memory of Dr. Yeghia Taglyan.

With the participation of the Taglyan family, a special “kinedzon” (dedication) ceremony was held at the conclusion of the presentation.

Archbishop Derderian greeted the faithful and signed copies of the book.

In “Life of Memories,” Archbishop Derderian shares with the reader impactful and emotional moments and events from his early childhood, his seminarian life in Etchmiadzin, his times in Oxford and his pastoral life.

“Life of Memories” is available at the Diocesan Bookstore and can be acquired by calling 818-558-7474 ext. 112.

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