Chanitz Kordzatir Annual Banquet in Anjar

This year, a great Chanitz Kordzatir Banquet was held in Arev (Shams in Arabic) restaurant. This was a great banquet where many participated from the our five churches (Marash, Ashrafieh, Kaghak, Emmanuel and Anjar Churches). The purpose of the banquet was to come together for fellowship and to encourage and support the mission of Chanitz Kordzatir, who, this year, will also organize the Summer Camps for Ladies, Kids, Junior Youth, Youth, Couples, as well as the Daily Vacation Bible Schools in Trad Social Center, Armenian Evangelical Emmanuel Church and Anjar Church.

Rev. Raffi Messerlian welcomed the guests and thanked all those who were present. Badveli Hrayr Cholakian led the banquet. Mr. Kevork Bebejian, with his strong voice, sang and performed Armenian songs. The dance group of the Armenian Evangelical Anjar School performed a couple of Armenian folklore dances and George from the same school recited poetry for the mother's day. Also, Kordzatir appreciated, with a bouquet of flowers, the members (Mr. Raffi Chilingirian, and Ms. Houry Barsoumian in absentia) who ended their terms.

We thanked God for the food and the fellowship that we had; afterwards, we toured in Anjar to view the historical sites in Anjar and headed back to Beirut safely.

Thank you Kordzatir! May God bless you further in your work with the youth.

In the bus, heading to Anjar from the Armenian Evangelical Emmanuel Church, while some youth are reading the UAECNE Chanaser magazine.

Badveli Hrayr Cholakian and Rev. Raffi Messerlian

Mr. Kevork Bebejian and George

Armenian Evangelical Dance Group of Anjar performing, and 3 young men (Samuel, Raffi and Mano), filled with the Armenian spirit, voluntarily and spontaneously join Mr. Bebejian to sing.

Badveli Elias Jabbour on the drums, Mr. Shahan Kilaghbian on bass drums, Mr. Aren Deyirmenjian on the keyboard, Mr. Garbis Deyirmenjian on the keyboard.

Ms. Maria was appreciated for leading the Dance Group of the Armenian Evangelical School of Anjar, and Mr. Raffi Chilingirian being appreciated with a bouquet for ending his term. Mrs. Silva Sarkissian on his left and Rev. Raffi Messerlian on his right.