Working visit of the Vicar of the Armenian Diocese in Georgia to Batumi
On July 26, 2019, the Vicar of the Armenian Diocese in Georgia, Rev. Father Kirakos Davtyan left for Batumi
The Pastor of the Saint Savior (Surb Prkich) church in Batumi Rev. Father Ararat Gumbalyan, accompanied by Armenian community representatives welcomed the Vicar.
Rev. Father Kirakos, accompanied by the Pastor, toured the Saint Savior church, talked with spiritual servants and secular staff.
On the same day, the Vicar of the Armenian Diocese in Georgia visited Batumi Municipality where a meeting with the Mayor Lasha Komakhidze, Deputy Mayor Lela Surmanidze and other officials took place.
Mayor Komakhidze congratulated Rev. Father Kirakos on the occasion of the appointment to serve as Vicar, touched upon the cooperation between Saint Savior church and Batumi municipality and expressed readiness to continue that cooperation.
Rev. Father expressed his gratitude for reception, mentioned that he was appointed to serve in the Saint Savior church in Batumi after he was ordained as a celibate priest and he has warm memories about the city and its residents. Rev. Father Kirakos expressed hope that the relations between Batumi Municipality and the Armenian Diocese in Georgia which are based on mutual respect and love will develop.
At the meeting with the Mayor, the Vicar was accompanied by the Pastor of the Saint Savior church in Batumi Rev. Father Ararat Gumbalyan, Head of the Legal Affairs and Cooperation Department of the Armenian Diocese in Georgia Michael Avagyan, Head of the Administrative and Economic Department of the Armenian Diocese in Georgia Karen Yeritsyan as well as public figure of the Armenian community in Batumi Armen Gevorgyan.