Primate Visits California Armenian Home in Fresno
Published - 5 June 2018

On Saturday, May 26, 2018, the Primate visited the Vineyards, the newest assisted and independent living facility of California Armenian Home in Fresno.

Archbishop Derderian was accompanied by Mr. Derik Ghookasian, member of the Diocesan Council and Chief Operating Officer of Ararat Home, Mr. John Missakian, a parishioner of St. Peter Armenian Church of Van Nuys and Mrs. Arsineh Ghookasian, the sister of Mr. Derik Ghookasian. His Eminence and his guests were led on a tour of the facility, including the Dr. S. Barre Paul and Sue Garabedian Paul Memory Care Residences by Mrs. Lucy Kazanjian-Grayson, Chairlady of the Board of Trustees of California Armenian Home, and Mr. George Juarez, the Executive Director of California Armenian Home and California Armenian Home Board members Mr. Mike Hannigan and Mr. Varoujan Der Simonian.

Reflecting on the generosity of Dr. S. Barre Paul and Sue Garabedian Paul, the Primate said “The late honorable Dr. and Mrs. Varnum and Sue Paul have been esteemed benefactors of the Western Diocese of the Armenian Church of North America who have adhered to and have fulfilled the law of Christ. As Christ’s ambassadors, they have cherished the sacred values of our Christian identity by donating to California Armenian Home and becoming benefactors of this noble institution. Their legacy of goodwill will forever remain in our hearts.”

The Primate and his guests expressed their gratitude to the Board of California Armenian Home for their gracious and warm hospitality and invited them to visit St. Leon Armenian Cathedral and the Headquarters of the Western Diocese in Burbank. 


Primate Visits California Armenian Home - May 26, 2018 - 10 photo(s)

Published : 8 June, 2018