On the evening of November 30th, 2021, the illumination of the big Christmas tree took place in the main courtyard of the Armenian Catholic Mesrobian High School, plunging all the participants to this event into the Holy Season while creating in them beautiful feelings inspired by the birth and revelation of our Savior.
The ceremony was presided over by the Principal of the college, Mr. Gregoire Kaloust, and Mr. Patrick Dugand, Principal of the Lycée Louis Casimir Teyssier, in the Bitche region of France, , who was on an official visit to Mesrobian to sign the formal partnership agreement between the two schools. The parish priest of the St. Savior Church, Rev. Father Khachik Kouyoumdjian, the vice-parish priests Father Dikran and Father Vartan, attended this ceremony as well as Mesrobian High School students, teachers and parents.
The brass band of the St. Savior Church made the opening of the ceremony which was followed by musical performances presented by Mesrobian’s students along with songs dedicated to Christmas.
Mr. Patrick Dugand and Mr. Gregoire Kaloust delivered their speeches after illuminating the Christmas tree together.
Mr. Dugand said that he was greatly impressed not only by the ceremony but also by the visit he had made to Mesrobian College that day. He added that the school he runs is enthusiastic about working with Mesrobian for the benefit and the advancement of the students of both schools.
Mr. Gregoire Kaloust observed that the illumination of the Christmas tree is a symbol of the hope and faith that the Mesrobian family holds firmly in the face of the current difficult conditions and that enables it to continuously evolve in its educational path. He stated that with this ceremony, Mesrobian will go ahead towards Christmas, the messages of which are the ones that illuminate our paths in the darkness of life. Mr. Kaloust welcomed the presence of Mr. Patrick Dugand and assured that the friendship established in such a soulful moment would be lasting, illuminating the learning paths of French and Lebanese-Armenian students.