Catholicos of All Armenians Congratulates Maestro Tigran Mansuryan on the Jubilee
On January 27, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; sent a congratulatory message to Composer, Honored Art Worker of the Republic of Armenia, RA People's Artist Tigran Mansuryan on the occasion of his 80th anniversary.
"Dear Mr. Mansuryan, through our Pontifical blessings we extend our heartfelt congratulations and best wishes to you on the happy occasion of your 80th anniversary. You are greeted this significant phase of your life with fertile earnings of creative life, enjoying the warm love and respect of our people.
As a prominent composer and artist, you have gained worldwide recognition in the music field with your high achievements and praiseworthy accomplishments. We are pleased to note that your talented works have sounded on the popular stages of the world, giving admiration and pleasure to the music lovers. Your film-music is greatly appreciated and loved which has a great impression on the audience. Your art is unique with new interpretations and manifestations of Armenian music, which are intertwined with the emotions and experiences of your inner world, your cherished feelings towards your homeland and our people.
Dear Mr. Mansuryan, your outstanding art with high-quality tones expresses your deep spiritual experiences and the prayer communication with God. The vivid proof of it is the implementing the principles of Komitas in your art, spiritual works and works based on the prayers "Faith in Confession" of Saint Nerses the Graceful. By God's will we had the opportunity to enjoy your companionship during our Pontifical visits and through your presence you encouraged our faithful children.
We are glad to remember that for your appreciable contribution and praise in the field of culture, we have granted you the "Saint Sahak-Saint Mesrop" Order of our Holy Armenian Apostolic Church.
We pray to the Almighty God, to keep you under the patronage of His Holy Right Hand, grant you happiness, new creative successes and all the best", was stated in the message of His Holiness.