On Tuesday, March 14, 2017, students of Sahag Mesrob Armenian Christian School, led by their teachers and school principal visited the Western Diocese where they were welcomed by the Diocesan Primate Archbishop Hovnan Derderian, the Rev. Fr. Khajag Shahbazyan, Pastor of St. Leon Armenian Cathedral and Mr. Hayk Madoyan, the Ecumenical Officer of the Western Diocese.
Addressing the students in the sanctuary of St. Leon (Srbots Ghevontiants) Armenian Cathedral, the Primate spoke about the establishment of the Western Diocese, its 90 year history and the importance of leading a life filled with Christian morals.
The students were also led on a tour by Mr. Hayk Madoyan as they were introduced to the Zorayan Museum and the Diocesan complex.