Armenian Church News, Vol. 1, Issue 3, 25 July 2015
Another Successful Armenian Street Festival
The Fifth Armenian Street Festival was held on Sunday, 19th July, on the grounds of St. Sarkis Church in Iverna Gardens, Kensington. The beautiful sunny morning started with celebration of the Divine Liturgy, Badarak, followed by the traditional process of Antasdan, the service of the blessing of the four corners of the world.
At the formal opening of the Street Festival, Dr Hratch Tchilingirian welcomed everyone on behalf of the Armenian Church of St Sarkis and the Diocese of the Armenian Church of the United Kingdom and Ireland, and then introduced the new Primate. “On this gloriously bright day, we also have a special occasion to celebrate: the beginning of the tenure of our new Primate, His Brace Bishop Hovakim Manukyan, who formally started his mission a week ago.” Dr Tchilingirian highlighted the new Primate’s qualities and underlined: “Bishop Hovakim brings with him the warmest spirit of ....