NEW BRITAIN, Conn. — The Armenian Church of the Holy Resurrection recognized the services of its church choir on Sunday January 15 by awarding the Deacon Charles Mazadoorian Altar Server Award to the entire choir.
The award was established in 2007 to recognize excellence in preparation, attendance, initiative as well as knowledge of the Sacred Liturgy.
Father Kapriel Mouradjian, pastor of the church, pointed out that while the award has traditionally been given to an individual, the entire choir was recognized this year because of its contributions. In addressing a full congregation, he stated that “their unselfish offering of singing voices and organ accompaniment for so many years is a true testament to their collective dedication to our Lord, to the rich Armenian Church traditions and to our parish.”
Attorney Harry N. Mazadoorian, making the presentation, highlighted the choir’s unique role in carrying on the deep religious traditions and heritage of the Armenian Church and its unparalleled musical treasures.
In recognition of the award a contribution is being made to the Fund For Armenian Relief at the Church’s Eastern Diocese in New York City in honor of the Choir and the award will be permanently memorialized on a plaque in the Church narthex.
Adrienne Damian, director of the choir, accepted the award together with the entire choir and thanked the church for the recognition.
The Armenian Church of the Holy Resurrection, located at 1910 Stanley St., recently celebrated its 75th anniversary.