Events to Celebrate the 300th anniversary Of the laying of the foundation stone of the Armenian Holy Church of Nazareth, Kolkata
The Committee of Armenian Church in Kolkata is delighted to announce the celebration of the historic 300th anniversary of the laying of the foundation stone of the Holy Church of Nazareth in 1707, between the 8th November and 15th November 2008, in Kolkata.
Included in the events is the re-consecration of the equally historic St. Mary’s Church in Chennai (formerly Madras), the birthplace of Armenian newspaper journalism, which has recently been renovated.
The Committee of the Armenian Church takes this opportunity to extend an invitation to all those who are interested to participate in these events to join in this special and unique occasion.
A diverse range of events will take place throughout the week, which will include a thanksgiving service at the Holy Nazareth church, visit to the historic and renowned Armenian College and Philanthropic Academy, a cultural seminar featuring distinguished Armenian speakers and historians, tours to the two other Armenian churches in Kolkata as well as visits to the Armenian churches in Chinsurah and Saidabad.
It is expected that His Holiness Karekin II, Catholicos and Supreme Patriarch of all Armenians will grace the occasion with his presence and blessings.
It is also expected that as many members of the community, local, national and international will attend all or some aspects of the events.
Anyone wishing to participate should email the Pastor of the Armenian Holy Church of Nazareth, the Very Rev. Fr. Oshagan Gulgulian at the Armenian Church firstname.lastname@example.org, the Wardens of the Armenian Church at email@example.com,or the event assistant firstname.lastname@example.org, as soon as possible to register their interest. You can also register your desire to attend at www.chater-genealogy.com.
The sooner you communicate with one of the above the sooner we can assist you with the details of your visit to India.
We look forward to seeing you in Kolkata
Haik H. Sookias Jr. Chairman Armenian Church Committee 19th May 2008