2016 graduates of the Higher School Certificate were invited to the Church of Holy Resurrection on Sunday 19 March 2017, to take part in a blessing ceremony offered by His Grace Bishop Haigazoun Najarian as they embark on their future path of tertiary studies, trade or work life.
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On Sunday 24 April 2016 an Episcopal Divine Liturgy was celebrated by His Grace Bishop Haigazoun Najarian, as well as a blessing ceremony of the replica of the Holy Martyrs icon that was commissioned specifically for the canonisation ceremony at Holy Etchmiadzin in 2015.
It was an elegant evening of festivity and good cheer as community members representing various sectors united together as stewards to honour the important mission and ministry of the Diocese of the Armenian Church of Australia and New Zealand.
The triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem that signals the start of Holy Week which we celebrate on Palm Sunday was symbolically replicated on Sunday 20 March 2016 with a procession of clergy, deacons and children.
On Saturday 5 March 2016 at 3.00pm over 70 community-faithful were gathered at the Frenchs Forest Cemetery in the recently designated Armenian Section
On Sunday 21 February 2016, a forum of the Church Body was convened in the Edgarian hall with some 30 participants representing the various parts of the Church including: the diaconate, the ladies auxiliary (ACLA), ancillary body, choirs (Loosavorich, Vartanants and Karasoun Mangounk), Sunday school and youth committee (ACYA).
On Friday 12 February 2016 His Grace Bishop Haigazoun Najarian presided over a close-knit community gathering to welcome Baroness Caroline Cox
On Thursday 4 February 2016 on the 1565th year commemorating the Saints of Vartanants, His Grace Bishop Haigazoun Najarian celebrated Holy Mass and delivered his sermon in the Church of Holy Resurrection with over 200 pupils, 15 teachers and Principals of the AGBU Alexander Primary School and the Hamazkaine Galstaun College present.
At the invitation of His Grace Bishop Haigazoun Najarian, on Sunday 10 January 2016, our newly-arrived Syrian/Iraqi-Armenian friends were welcomed at a reception to exchange greetings with one another for the New Year and Christmas. The event was hosted by the Church of Holy Resurrection in the Edgarian hall after the Divine Liturgy.
On Wednesday 6 January 2016 the Feast of the Hoy Nativity and Theophany of our Lord Jesus Christ an Episcopal Liturgy was celebrated by His Grace Bishop Haigazoun Najarian. He was assisted on the Holy Altar by the Reverend Fathers who served alongside the deacons in attendance. The Church Loosavorich Choir provided the choral accompaniment.