With all the success the valuable roles of leadership have been played by Prelates of Western Prelacy; His Eminence Archbishop Smbat Lapajian, His Eminence Archbishop Yeprem Tabakian, His Eminence Archbishop Datev Sarkisian and His Eminence Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian. Also instrumental in the daily needs of the church and the faithful have been; The late Very Reverend Anoushavan Artinian, the Very Reverend Nareg Shrigian, Reverend Razmig Khachatourian, Reverend Vazken Atmajian, Reverend Ardak Demirjian, Reverend Komitas Torosian. Serving alongside the clergy, and with complete dedication the Church’s Board of Trustees, Ladies Auxiliary Groups, and the leadership of Chairpersons of The Board of Trustees; all had a significant impact on all of the activities.
Next year, St. Mary’s Armenian Apostolic Church proudly will celebrate its 40th anniversary and intends to bring its religious and humanitarian services to the community for as long as there is a need. All of these accomplishments have been possible thanks to the Grace of God and the faith and dedication of all those who have served the church and community.
Summary of Events
1975: Establishment of Saint Mary’s Church in Glendale.
1978: Full time Principal hired for school.
1979: PalmCrestSchool rented to enlarge school.
1982: School campus purchased named Chamlian School.
1985: Central Avenue purchased…current location of the Church.
1988: St. Mary’s Church dedicated on Central Avenue.
1990: PreSchool named for Richard Tufenkian.
1999 & 2000: Stone Crosses dedicated in front of Church.