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His Eminence Archbishop Anoushavan, Prelate, underwent cervical spine surgery on Friday, May 10, at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York. The surgery was led by renowned neurosurgeon Roger Hartl. 

Archbishop Anoushavan had sustained injuries in a car accident on October 26, 1985, at a time when he served as preacher at St. Gregory the Illuminator Church in Philadelphia. He was traveling as part of a delegation for the blessing of the future land for the building of St. Sarkis Church in Douglaston, New York. The cervical spine trauma he suffered at the time warranted undergoing the current surgery, as advised by neurologists and neurosurgeons. The surgery included cervical decompression, laminoplasty, laminectomy, and placement of two plates. 

As he continues his convalescence at home, the Prelate is working remotely to fulfill his religious and administrative duties. 

In his prayers of gratitude to Most Merciful God, Archbishop Anoushavan remembers the medical team who treated him, the greater family of clergy and laypersons serving at the Eastern Prelacy, and everyone who has prayed for him as he recovers.