About St. David’s

History

Established: 1979
Consecrated: March 27, 1988 by Abp. Torkom Manoogian 
 

Sanctuary: The parish owns its permanent sanctuary, which is the original one. The current building was built by parishioners and includes a sanctuary, Mardigian Hall, Alex and Marie Manoogian School. 

 

Major Benefactors: Lois Shakarian, Edward and Helen Mardigian,            Alex and Marie Manoogian, James and Marta Batmasian, Paul Charles (Garabedian) Estate. 

 

Milestones

 

1990: Visitations of Patriarch Torkom Manoogian of Jerusalem who consecrated the church and Patriarch Shnork Kaloustian of Turkey 

1996: Visitations from Archbishop Nerses Bozabalian, Chancellor of the Mother See; Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Primate; Archbishop Barkev Mardirossian, Primate of the Diocese of Artsakh; Archbishop Housig Santourian, Grand Sacristan of the Cathedral of Holy Etchmiadzin, and Archbishop Kissag Mouradian, Primate of Argentina; 1996 His Holiness Catholicos Karekin I;  1992: Hosted 92nd Diocesan Assembly and Clergy Conference 1993: Celebrated the 5th anniversary of the consecration of the church

1998: Awarded the “Award of Excellence for Architecture” in  and Mayor Emil Danciu presented the church the “Key of the City of Boca Raton”; annual food festivals and variety shows and various fundraising events for parish and for the enjoyment of the parishioners and visitors.
 
2007: Visitation of His Holiness Catholicos Karekin II   
 

1998: Celebrated the 10th anniversary of the consecration of the church 2008: Celebrated the 20th anniversary of the consecration of the church 2018: Celebrated the 30th anniversary of the consecration of the church

 

Pastors

Rev. Fr. Zaven Arzoumanian, 1984-2002                                                        Very Rev. Fr. Nareg Berberian, 2002-2013
Rev. Fr. Paren Galstyan, 2014-2018
Rev. Fr. Gomidas Zohrabian, 2019-present