Newly Arrived Syrian-Armenian Migrants Welcomed

On Sunday 7 September, the Primate with Diocesan and Church Councillors welcomed newly-arrived Syrian-Armenians with their families as they participated in the Divine Liturgy at the Church of Holy Resurrection followed by a reception in the hall.

Some 37 newcomers were warmly addressed by the Primate and the Chairmen of the two Councils, extending a continued hand of support and well-wishes for their settlement in our hospitable country. His Grace Bishop Haigazoun Najarian presented the 12 families with Bibles, encouraging them to remain steadfast in their faith and to the Armenian Church as they embark in this new chapter of their lives in Australia.

As a Sponsoring Community Organisation under the DIBP Community Pilot Scheme as well as providing assistance to families applying under the Refugee/Special Humanitarian program, the Diocese has assisted in the migration of more than 130 displaced Syrian-Armenians with a number of families already relocated in Sydney and Melbourne these past months.

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