NEW BRITAIN, Conn. — The Armenian Church of the Holy Resurrection of New Britain celebrated its 76th anniversary at the Church on Sunday, November 12. Robbin Haboian Demircan and Ellen Hovanessian served as Anniversary Planning Committee co-chairs.
The theme of the anniversary dinner was “Giving Thanks” with many reminiscences of all those who had worked so hard to establish the church and construct its beautiful building on Stanley Street. Numerous Church committees and organizations contributing to the vitality of the Church were recognized, as were Church veterans.
Attorney Harry Mazadoorian served as master of ceremonies. Comments on the church and its role in Central Connecticut were offered by Rev. Kapriel Mouradjian, who celebrated his 14th year in New Britain, and Parish Council Chairman Arthur G. Simonian.
Mouradjian introduced the guest celebrant and speaker, the Very Rev. Anania Tsaturyan of the Mother See of Holy Echmiadzin in Armenia.
Two longtime parishioners, Henrietta Kallajian and Roxie Maljanian, were honored for their many contributions over the years.
Musical selections were provided by soloist Dian Erikian accompanied by Susan Sagherian. One of the selections, Vartan, was composed by the late Harry Badrigian a longtime Church member.