By the encyclical of His Holiness Karekin II Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, on Sunday 18 March, His Eminence Archbishop Aghan Baliozian bestowed the St Nerses Shnorhali Medal to Mr Bedros Zorlu for his exemplary dedication to the Armenian Apostolic Church on the occasion of his 25 years as a Church Councillor.
As a young boy growing up in the sanctity of the Armenian Church in Istanbul, Bedros Zorlu developed a deep love and respect for his Church and his faith. He served as an altar boy and was later consecrated an acolyte and deacon. He also participated in the church choir and in adult life served on the Church Council.
He migrated with his family to Australia in 1983 and his deep desire continued to serve in the Armenian Apostolic Church of Holy Resurrection. He was a founding member of the Church Loosavorich choir and in 1986 he was elected to the Church Council where he has continuously served as a councillor for 25 years, the past five as Chairperson.
Mr Zorlu has been dutifully supported by his delightful wife, Ilda and they have imparted their love for the Church upon their two children and five grandchildren, who in their grandfather’s footsteps are faithful members of the Church children’s choir.
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