On October 29 of this year, our Prelacy community celebrated with joy the 50th anniversary of the ordination to the priesthood of our Prelate, His Eminence Archbishop Oshagan Choloyan. The Divine Liturgy and commemorative banquet took place in New York City under His Eminence's presidency. His Grace Bishop Anoushavan Tanielian, Vicar General, chaired the steering committee for the event.
On this occasion, a commemorative booklet was prepared and donations were requested for the Prelacy's clergy training fund and for its newly formed youth ministry department.
Responding to the committee's request, our parish joined many others in donating toward this worthy cause, in the amount of $1,000 in celebration of the inspiring career of the chief priest and shepherd of our greater Armenian community here in the Eastern United States.
A full news story complete with photographs is being prepared for the Prelacy's Outreach magazine, which we will reprint here. For now, we would like to present to you both the congratulatory letter we sent to His Eminence on this happy occasion, as well as his response to us.