At the invitation of the Diocesan Primate, on November 24, 2019, His Eminence Archbishop Pargev Martirosyan, Primate of the Diocese of Artsakh, celebrated the Divine Liturgy and delivered the sermon at the St. Leon (Srbots Ghevontiants) Armenian Cathedral.
Archbishop Martirosyan was assisted at the Holy Altar by the Rev. Fr. Hovel Ohanyan and the Deacons. His Eminence Archbishop Vatche Hovsepian, Archpriest Fr. Datev Tatoulian, Archpriest Fr. Manoug Markarian, the Rev. Fr. Vazken Movsesian and the Rev. Fr. Khajag Shahbazyan participated in the service.
Prior to his homily, the celebrant and homilist, who also serves as a member of the Supreme Spiritual Council, was introduced to the parishioners by Archpriest Fr. Manoug Markarian.
Among the dignitaries in attendance were Mr. Robert Avetisyan, NKR representative in Washington, DC.