On April 14, 2019, His Grace Bishop Abgar Hovakimyan, Primate, assisted by Rev. Fr. Hrant Manukyan, Parish Priest, celebrated Palm Sunday Liturgy at St. Mary Armenian Apostolic Church of Hamilton, Ontario.

During the Liturgy, His Grace announced that with His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians pontifical blessings, Rev. Fr. Hrant Manukyan has been bestowed the privilege of wearing a pectoral cross (Lanjakhach).

After the Liturgy, Primate blessed the kids.