Megerian Carpet Armenia gifts H.H. ARAM I Catholicos a signature Lori Design Rug.
YEREVAN, AM - The Megerian family, members of St. Sarkis Armenian Apostolic Church of Douglaston were honored to present His Holiness Aram I with Megerian's Signature Lori Design Armenian Rug, which was also presented to Pope Francis, Catholicos Karekin II, Charles Aznavour, George and Amal Clooney and other notable individuals for their contributions to the Armenian Culture.
Catholicos Aram I welcomed Raffi, Toros and John Megerian at his guest residence in Holy Echmiadzin on Tuesday September 19, 2017. Archbishop Sebouh Sarkissian, Prelate of Tehran, Iran, Archbishop Shahan Sarkissian, Prelate of Aleppo, Syria and Fr. Nareg Terterian, Pastor of St. Sarkis Armenian Apostolic Church of Douglaston, NY also attended the meeting.
John and Raffi Megerian explained to Catholicos Aram I a brief history of the Megerian Family's plight from the Armenian Genocide and the significance of the Lori Design related to the age old tradition of Armenian Rug Weaving.
Catholicos Aram I commended the Megerian family for their enormous efforts in spreading the Armenian Culture in the world through the art of Armenian rug weaving. He also congratulated the Megerian Family on their business' 100th Anniversary and the accomplishments of the last century of Armenian rug weaving culture and traditions. Finally, Catholicos Aram I invited the Megerian family to Antelias, Lebanon to introduce the culture and traditions of Armenian rugs to the large Armenian community of Lebanon.