Armenian church, 9/11 memorial to be dedicated

A new Cathedral of the Western Diocese on Glenoaks Boulevard will be consecrated on Saturday with all the local fanfare of local officialdome.

The Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II will be joined by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and a number of other state and local officials for the dedication of a monument for the victims of the 9/11 attacks.

Construction on the large, eye-catching church was recently completed on North Glenoaks Boulevard, rising up near the Golden State (5) Freeway. Organizers expect about 1,000 people to attend the event, drawing the faithful and curious neighbors alike.

The dedication and consecration will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. at the new cathedral located at 3325 N. Glenoaks Blvd in Burbank.

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