It has become customary now for the Armenian school teachers of our community to gather together each year at the invitation of the Diocese to participate in the Divine Liturgy on the Feast of the Holy Translators, Tarkmanchadz and receive the blessing of the Primate.
On Sunday 15 October 2017, some 54 teachers from Galstaun College, AGBU Alexander, AGBU Alex Manoogian, Hamazkaine Toomanian and Tarkmanchadz, Luys Catholic Schools as well as from our Sunday School attended the service followed by a luncheon in the hall.
This year, Mrs Irina Ghougassian, an Armenian language teacher at Galstaun College and Luys Saturday School addressed the gathering on the challenges of teaching Armenian in Australia and the methods she has formulated which are implemented at Galstaun College.
During the course of the afternoon, school principals and teachers expressed their heartfelt sentiments on the occasion. Bishop Najarian gave the closing remarks praising the dedication of the teachers in their important mission of preserving the Armenian language and spirit in the next generation.
Click here to read the Communique of the event in Armenian.