Prelacy News


Under the auspices of His Eminence Archbishop Anoushavan, Prelate, and the chairmanship of Very Rev. Fr. Sahag Yemishian, Vicar, the Clergy Conference of the Prelacy convened its annual meeting on Wednesday, May 15 at St. Sarkis Church, in Dearborn, Michigan. After the opening prayer, Rev. Fr. Hrant Kevorkian, Pastor of the hosting church, welcomed all the spiritual brothers and wished them a pleasant and productive meeting. On the request of Fr. Sahag, a prayer was said for the speedy recovery of the Prelate, which was followed by the election of the meeting’s chair, with Rev. Fr. Nareg Terterian voted chairperson and Rev. Fr. Samuel Ajemian, secretary.

The next order of the agenda was the election of religious delegates, with the votes going to Very Rev. Fr. Ardag Arabian; Very Rev. Hrant Tahanian; Rev. Fr. Nareg Terterian; Rev. Fr. Taniel Manjikian, and Rev. Fr. Samuel Ajemian.

Renea Quire, a human resources expert especially invited, addressed the clergy about the subject “Thriving versus Surviving,” which helped introduce her audience to new notions to enrich their knowledge as they carry out their spiritual mission. Following Ms. Quire’s two-part talk, the clergymen exchanged experiences and ideas about their pastoral life.

The program ended with a vespers service, followed by a reflection led by Fr. Sahag.