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Vartanants in ACPAFeast of Vardanants was celebrated at the ACPA (Armenian College and Philanthropic Academy) on 31st January 2008. The event commenced with the Lord’s Prayer, followed by “Norahrash” Psakavor, Nerses Shnorhali’s hymen.
 
Greta Andreasyan, the teacher in charge of Armenian Language and Literature was the key note speaker. Students of the ACPA read essays, recited poetry, sung hymns and staged a play dedicated to the Feast of
Vardanants. Deacon Haroutyun Hambardzumyan, the Administrator of the ACPA, expressed his appreciation and thanked all the participants to the programme.
 
The Very Rev. Father Oshagan Gulgulian, the Spiritual Head of the Armenians in India and Manager of the ACPA, blessed participants and the audience  and mentioned that the Feast of Vardanants coincided with the name day of His Holiness Garegin II, Catholicos of All Armenians and therefore prayers were offered for the health of Vehapar, as well as for the well being and prosperity of Mother See, Holy Etchmiadzin.
 
Father Oshagan advised the students to always keep alive in their hearts the noble spirit of Vardanants.  “Without the Christian faith, without the Armenian Church, without observing our traditions, we can easily loose our national identity and become assimilated. We have no right to forget that the only institution that has united us for centuries has been the Armenian Holy Apostolic Church with its Christian faith and national character, for which Vardanank sacrificed themselves”, he said Father Oshagan.
 
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Vartanants in ACPA

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