LOS ANGELES (April 14, 2023) - Los Angeles City Council President Paul Krekorian has been awarded the prestigious St. Nerses Shnorhali Medal by order of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians.
On Thursday evening, April 13, His Eminence Archbishop Hovnan Derderian, Primate of the Western Diocese of the Armenian Church of North America, presented the medal to the Council President. At a reception at the St. Leon Cathedral, Archbishop Derderian also read to the crowd of church and community leaders the Pontifical Encyclical of the Catholicos. His Holiness recognized Krekorian for his faithful service to and advocacy for the Armenian people in the Diaspora and in Armenia and Artsakh.
“I am deeply moved to receive this honor,” said Council President Krekorian. “I am humbly grateful to His Holiness Karekin II, and to His Eminence Archbishop Derderian for this recognition of my service, which I consider my duty to the people I represent.”