The Feast of the Ascension of our Lord Jesus Christ was celebrated during the NRA on Thursday evening, May 10, with the Divine Liturgy at St. Gregory Armenian Apostolic Church in North Andover. The Liturgy was celebrated by Rev. Fr. Hrant Kevorkian, pastor of St. Sarkis Armenian Apostolic Church, Dearborn, Michigan, and was presided over by His Eminence Archbishop Oshagan Choloyan, Prelate. The many clergymen attending the NRA participated in the Liturgy filling various roles as altar servers and choir members. Delegates and parishioners attending were struck with the beauty and majesty of the Armenian Liturgy. The Liturgy was followed by a traditional "Hampartsoum" dinner in the parish’s hall with many local parishioners attending. The evening was abundant with fellowship, entertainment, and delicious food. The reading of Asension Vijag (drawing lots) was the highlight of the evening.
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